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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.

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    Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”
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    Holy moly those went fast! Thanks for all your interest! We will have many more available next week, so stay tuned…

    In honor of Watzek Library’s 50th anniversary, we are releasing the second edition of the Faculty Best Books List. The List is a collection of book recommendations by College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education and Counseling faculty plus recommendations by the staff of Watzek Library. 

    This List is a diverse collection of favorites that range from the popular to the scholarly and includes fiction as well as non-fiction. It is full of great ideas for summer reading. Pick up your copy at the Watzek Circulation Desk and find the book of your choice at Watzek.
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    We know it’s the end of the semester, and you’re busy. REALLY busy. But check out this prestigious award that the library gives to the two best E&D research projects. It’s easy to apply for the award, and you are already doing the work! The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 6.
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    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has begun a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.

  

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