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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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October 18th, 2018

  • 7:00pm: Watzek Screens: Drugstore Cowboy Workprint
    Join us for a special screening of Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy, taken from an original never-before-released VHS workprint! Extra scenes, alternate music, a grittier and rawer version of this 1989 Portland classic. Oct.18, Thursday, 7:00pm, Miller 105. FREE! Open to L&C community only. Read more on this version at the Center For Cassette Studies blog here.

October 19th, 2018

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm: Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
    Shannon Mattern, Professor of Media Studies from The New School, will discuss “Local Codes: Forms of Spatial Knowledge” at the 19th Annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture. Please join us on Friday, October 19th at 3pm in the Gregg Pavilion on the Lewis & Clark Campus. A reception will follow the lecture.

October 23rd, 2018

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Watzek reception to honor Kim Stafford
    Please join us in the atrium of Watzek Library on October 23 from 5-7 p.m. to honor faculty member Kim Stafford, Oregon’s ninth poet laureate. The evening will include a reception, a poetry reading, canapes, and drinks. 



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