Lake Oswego Reads Art Show

Visit the collaborative space in Watzek Library to view local artists’ responses to Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The pieces were created and assembled for the traveling Lake Oswego Reads Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be in place through the end of the month.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Watzek Library recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11. This holiday celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.

Hispanic Heritage Month Display

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a selection of books brought to you by Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) and Watzek Library are on display in the library atrium.  All titles are available to check out.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week, September 26-October 2.  Watzek Library has a display of challenged titles located in the New Books alcove.  All titles are available for check out.

Watzek Spins!

Stream our mixtape for Fall 2021! Original vinyl rips of ’60s -’80s pop and psychedelic women singers from Asia, Europe, and Africa.  Link to the playlist:

New to Watzek?

Welcome to Watzek Library!  An overview of library services for undergraduate students and other library users is available to peruse, with many links to additional details.

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.

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.

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.