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
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: Cozy up with a good book from Watzek’s collection! Margarete Maneker recommends Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends: “Nothing like a dose of good old-fashioned nostalgia to take your mind off of assignment deadlines!” #CozyComfortReads https://t.co/0BngmOCkFn https://t.co/k9SepW2alI
- WatzekLibrary: Cozy up with a good book from Watzek’s collection! Margaret Maneker recommends Maggie Nelson’s Bluets: “It’s slim, so you can read it in one sitting or so. … It’s devastatingly beautiful and clever and it will change your life!” #CozyComfortReads https://t.co/62lP5JWvyJ https://t.co/pRZyzTT3un
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- WatzekLibrary: Cozy up with a good book from Watzek’s collection! Isabella Blair recommends Rick Riordan’s first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief, as “a nice throwback that you can hop back into!” #CozyComfortReads https://t.co/0BngmOCkFn https://t.co/WFUVMGhUXS
- WatzekLibrary: Cozy up with a good book from Watzek! Milica Stanisic recommends Sally Rooney’s Normal People: “You’ll be able to read it in one go. Captures the complexity of relationships and friendships in the example of the two protagonists.” #CozyComfortReads https://t.co/w9NpwhbhdF https://t.co/5Io22NlMtH
Albina was the center of Black life in Portland through most of the twentieth century. City-led urban renewal efforts and systematic disinvestment by financial institutions have led to displacement of the neighborhood’s Black residents. Yet through all this runs a thread of resistance by Albina’s Black community.
This digital exhibit, created by Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives in support of the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark, seeks to depict ninety years of Albina’s history with a special focus on acts of resistance by Albina’s Black residents.
Do you need to attend a class remotely while on campus? Watzek has some resources to help you.
As of Monday, July 27, 2020 we have resumed delivery of library materials to the Graduate Campus in York Commons. Library materials may be returned to Watzek by placing them in the book drop also located in York Commons.