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: Please join us this Friday afternoon at 3 in the Gregg Pavilion for our 19th Annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture featuring Shannon Mattern, Professor of Media Studies from The New School. Reception to follow the lecture. https://t.co/2SS9MjJw8o https://t.co/drFZh8KUS0
- WatzekLibrary: How much do you love us?! Please join Watzek Student Advisory Committee to hear about or suggest projects for this semester, or just an introduction to the club. Our first meeting is tomorrow (Oct 3) @ 4:30 in the Watzek classroom. https://t.co/Ir6OTmDtO3
- WatzekLibrary: Sept 25 is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay - come to Watzek from 8:30-4:30 to register to vote in Oregon or get help requesting your absentee ballot for your home state! Or use our Voter Registration Resources Guide (https://t.co/HSg92ZytV1). https://t.co/oLWnGbLRdW
- WatzekLibrary: Did you know that we have online video tutorials to help find what you’re looking for? Just click on Get Help from our home page (https://t.co/doSJLW1Vko) to find them! https://t.co/AAu9NNB0zJ
- WatzekLibrary: Make sure to come see our latest Special Collections exhibit Shaping the Bible: 500 Years of Interpretation, Translation, and Reformation! Read about it here: https://t.co/tWh1tkEnSj https://t.co/EoGfwKI2xx
Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
Are you a little confused searching for your items? We’ve got your back with this suite of short video tutorials to help both students and instructors use Watzek’s online resources such as Primo, the library catalog!
Since the Reformation, editors, printers, and scholars have experimented with the text, creating volumes that are more appealing, easy to understand, and readily accessible than they had been before. Our current exhibit can be found in the Atrium of Aubrey R. Watzek Library from 1 September through 1 March.
October 18th, 2018
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.