Contribute to the LC Covid Archive

Do you have any digital objects related to the pandemic year at Lewis & Clark? Please consider submitting ANY digital object that symbolizes something about your experience of the pandemic year to the forthcoming LC Covid Archive. Visit to make your digital contribution.

Summer Hours

Watzek Library’s building hours, through June 12th, are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 8am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 11am - 7pm. After June 12th, the Library will retain these hours, but will be closed on Sundays.

History Independent Study Exhibit

With the help of Watzek Library Special Collections, students Margarete Maneker, Lily Schaffer, Ashley O’Leary, and Olivia Weiss created an online exhibit for their History independent study project, “The Nuremberg Laws: Nazi Race Laws”.

Watzek Library’s Senior Projects site

If you working on your thesis, you are invited to submit your work to the Watzek Library Senior Projects site.

Exhibitions Celebrate 40 Years of the Gender Studies Symposia

Two exhibitions in Watzek Library are celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the gender studies symposia. One, located online and on the top floor of the library, examines “Lack and Absence”. The other, found near the writing center and online, examines the history of the symposia.

5th Annual International Photo Exhibit

Please take a moment to swing by the Watzek Library Atrium to view the winning photos of the LC Overseas and Off-Campus Programs 5th Annual International Photo Contest!

Exhibition: Visionaire

Explore the publication, “Visionaire: Fashion, Capital & Art,” in the Aubrey R. Watzek Library atrium.

Digital Exhibit: Movement and Resistance in 20th Century Albina

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.

Remote learning in Watzek

Do you need to attend a class remotely while on campus? Watzek has some resources to help you.

Delivery to the Grad Campus has resumed!

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.

Health and Safety Expectations

Watzek Library has reopened and implemented the health and safety expectations for current students, faculty, and staff. Please note we are closed to members of the public until further notice.

4th of July Weekend

The Pick Up Shelf will not be available on Friday, July 3 and there will be no librarians on-duty for chat. Please have a fun but very safe holiday weekend.

Request Books, Music, and Movies

Beginning June 15th, Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff may request items from Watzek Library for pickup the following business day.

We are stronger together

Learn about library and community resources on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.


From the Archives: Angela Davis - A Call to Action

On the night of October 10th, 1974, political activist, Angela Davis spoke to a packed audience at the Portland State University auditorium. As reported for the Lewis & Clark College Pioneer Log newspaper by managing editor Rob Rowe ’77, in attendance was a mix of “Old grey radicals, middle-aged revoltationaries, and dissent college students.” Davis, a well known activist, author, and academic, has spoken and taught on the subjects of class, feminism, and the U.S. prison system and was actively engaged with lefitis causes including the Black Panther Party, the Communist Party, and Marxist Feminism.