Services for Undergrad Students
As an undergraduate student, you may borrow books and audiovisual materials from Watzek library using your student ID or another government-issued photo ID. Loan periods and overdue fines vary by material type.
If we do not have the item you are looking for, you can request books and audiovisual materials through Summit, a consortium of over 30 northwest academic libraries, or any materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). When available, Summit items will generally arrive within five working days while ILL materials may take longer. L&C, Summit, and Interlibrary Loan materials can all be found in L&C WorldCat. Renewal requests for L&C items can be made in person, over the phone, or through Your Library Accounts.
Login to Your Library Accounts using your name and LC ID number to view due dates, renew L&C materials, and check the status of requested materials. You can also save "preferred searches" on a favorite topic and receive email notices when new materials on your topic are added to the library collection.
Books, videos and CDs may be placed on reserve for courses at the request of instructors. Items on reserve can be checked out at the Watzek Circulation Desk and typically have limited loan periods to ensure access to as many students as possible. Please be aware that hourly overdue fines apply to reserve items returned late. To find out if your class has something on reserve, select Course Reserves from the menu on the left.
Reference Librarians are available to help you find the information you need.
Need in-depth help with your research? Schedule a research consultation. Students may schedule an appointment with a librarian for assistance with any information need. This might include help with a research paper or project, or simply learning more about how to use the library.
We can also help you when you are studying abroad and unable to come to the library in person.
Lewis & Clark's Special Collections offers extensive research collections including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind materials. Special Collections provides full digital access to selected materials including the William Stafford Archives and College historical materials like yearbooks and photographs.
The College's Visual Resources Center maintains a continuously expanding collection of digital images and a robust analog slide collection to support student and faculty research and instruction in visual culture across the Lewis & Clark curriculum.
LC Undergrads say...
"Throughout my time at Lewis and Clark, Watzek Library has repeatedly proven itself to be an invaluable resource. Whether I was wandering through the stacks exploring material to help me write a paper, searching the seemingly endless electronic databases I have been given access to, or even just casually studying and socializing with friends during a lull in the day, Watzek has been central to my academic experience at Lewis and Clark."- Adam Haight
class of 2013
"Through Watzek I have had access to more than enough material to satisfy both academic and personal interests. I can almost always find, or get help finding what I need - whether via Watzek, Summit, ILL, JSTOR, or the reference librarians."- Heather Spurling
class of 2013