Located at the heart of the undergraduate campus, Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library is an ideal setting for research, study and collaboration. Serving undergraduate and graduate students, Watzek provides rich collections of print and electronic resources and friendly librarians to help students with their research projects. The Boley Law Library serves the Law School and is a center of legal information for the region.
Lewis & Clark’s libraries subscribe to thousands of electronic journals, books, research databases, primary sources and data sets that take research far beyond a Google search. But even if the article or book you need is not readily available, the libraries can get it for you fast.
Librarians work with students to help navigate an increasingly complex information universe. At Watzek, you can connect up with one by visiting the reference desk, setting up a consultation, or meeting one through an in-class instruction session.
Things to love about Watzek Library:
Open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday
Comfy furniture, serene views, and even a fireplace
Small library feeling with research library access via consortial collections and the Summit catalog
Exciting events like a rock concert and finals week study breaks featuring massages and dog therapy
- Amazing Special Collections that include a medieval illuminated manuscript, early maps of Western exploration, the daily writings of poet laureate William Stafford, and much more
Visit the Watzek Library website to access Watzek Library collections and services.
Visit the Boley Law Library website to access Boley Library collections and services.
Oxford calls these “hybrids of annotated bibliographies and high-level encyclopedias.” We agree. Watzek has them for Buddhism, Classics, International Relations, Medieval Studies, Renaissance, Philosophy and Victorian Literature. Vetted by scholars. A solid starting point for digging deeper into these topics. Try it.
ProQuest’s digital archive of The NAACP Papers covers six decades of the inner workings of America’s foremost civil rights organization. It contains over a million scanned images of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association’s national, legal and branch offices. TRIAL ACTIVE UNTIL OCT. 8!
A copy of Cicero’s speeches, published in 1735, was returned to Watzek Library by 1968 alumnus.
Lewis & Clark College’s Aubrey R. Watzek Library is proud to announce its new and improved Special Collections and Archives website.
November 29th, 2015
Special Collections Exhibit: The Great War 100 Years Later: The College, the Country, and the World
“The Great War 100 Years Later” is a centenary commemoration of the First World War focusing on the impact of the war at Lewis & Clark College. The exhibition will be on display from August 2015 through July 2016 in the Aubrey R. Watzek Library Atrium.until July 31, 2016
December 2nd, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am:
Community Feedback Forum Announcement
This fall, Watzek Library and Information Technology are working with an architectural firm to develop a renovation plan for the Watzek Library building. Please come to a community feedback forum on Wednesday December 2nd from 10-11 in Smith Hall to view a draft architectural plan and provide feedback.
December 10th, 2015
8:00pm - 10:00pm:
Watzek SAC presents… Watzek Recess!
Don’t let the stress of Reading Days get you down. Come to the library classroom for a spread of treats and diversions to help get you through: 8-10 p.m., Thursday, December 10 & Friday December 11.