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.
- WatzekLibrary: Welcome Transfer Students! Watzek Library is hosting an open house just for you this afternoon between 1 and 3 in our Classroom. Meet our librarians and have some coffee & cookies! It’ll be great!! https://t.co/1qq5SxuKI0 https://t.co/llx17ZLkWX
- WatzekLibrary: Welcome New Students! We are so excited to meet you!! https://t.co/WC9IQTD7h1
- WatzekLibrary: Be sure to check out our Noir Fiction summer reading display that will be up through July! For more info go here… https://t.co/C0oyy4gg2Q https://t.co/t2Ksi1eHGD
- WatzekLibrary: Watzek Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday July 5th. We will resume our summer hours Saturday morning at 11am. Have a SAFE and HAPPY weekend. Our normal hours can be viewed here: https://t.co/TjR9OAr4E4. https://t.co/mTEbubk4W6
Watzek Library Director Mark Dahl has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist appointment to visit the National Library of Kosovo . During October 2019 he will work with the National Library and other departments within the Kosovo Ministry of Culture to develop a strategic plan for the National Library.
Thanks to support from Jeremy McWilliams at Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library Digital Initiatives Office, the team used the college’s HPC cluster (lovingly named BLT for its three servers: bacon, lettuce, and tomato - better together) to crunch data analyzing 9 proteomes and 22 transcriptomes. The use of high-performance computing not only provided otherwise unattainable insights and discoveries, it also proved invaluable in training student-researchers.
Watzek Library is proud to display a temporary exhibit by Art Therapy graduate student Kat Scarim entitled Youth Shackled.
If suspenseful crime fiction is your thing, stop by the Watzek Atrium for some summer pleasure reading in the noir fiction subgenre.
October 3rd, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm:
the bauhaus at 100: innovation, collaboration, evolution
Please join us on October 3 at 4pm in the Watzek Library Atrium for the opening reception to this exciting exhibit. Curated by Lewis & Clark students Jack Hanning ’21, Scott Stewart-Rowden ’20, with Professor of German Studies, Therese Augst, this exhibit highlights the people, places, and objects that defined the Bauhaus. A century after its founding, we celebrate the spirit of innovation and creative dynamism that the Bauhaus fostered. Drinks and canapés will be served.
October 4th, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm:
Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at Folger Shakespeare Library will discuss “Special Collections as Humanities and Science Lab: Getting Students Excited About Primary Sources” at our 20th annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture. Please join us on Friday, October 4th at 3pm in the Gregg Pavilion on the Lewis & Clark Campus. A reception to follow.