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Watzek Library

Watzek Library is suitably located at the heart of Fir Acres campus and supports the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The library shares an online catalog with Boley Law Library and provides access to over 150 research databases. It is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of Northwest academic libraries. The consortium’s Summit union catalog allows students, faculty, and staff to easily search and request materials from 35 member institutions. The library is open 24 hours a day during the fall and spring semesters. Librarians offer specialized reference assistance, instructional services, and research consultations.

Boley Law Library

The largest law library in Oregon, Boley Law Library is the only law school library in the nation designated as a federal patent and trademark depository. The law library has a complete collection of basic Anglo-American law materials and is a significant research facility. The materials in the library include federal, regional, and select state reports, digests, federal and state statutes and codes, Shepard’s citators, loose leaf services, legal encyclopedias, U.S. and foreign law reviews, and treatises on law-related subjects. During 2001-2002, construction of additional library space and a remodel of the existing library was completed.

College Archives & Special Collections

The Lewis & Clark College Archives has a large collection of records relating to the college’s history including approximately 3,000 cubic feet of school records dating from 1867 to present. The special collections include the most complete collection of printed materials on the Lewis & Clark Expedition ever assembled, a wide body of writings by the poet William Stafford, and other materials. 

Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center is located in room 343 on the third floor of Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library. The VRC maintains a continuously expanding collection of digital images and a robust analog slide collection to support instruction in visual culture across the Lewis & Clark curriculum. Both Western and non-Western cultures are represented, with particular strength in East Asian and Buddhist art images. Use of the collection is limited to members of the Lewis & Clark College community.


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