Services for Graduate Students
As a graduate 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 nearly 40 northwest academic libraries. You can also request resources through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). When available, Summit items will generally arrive within five working days while ILL materials may take longer. L&C and Summit materials can be found through Primo. Interlibrary Loan materials can be found in WorldCat. Renewal requests for L&C items can be made in person, over the phone, or through your circulation account.
Log in to your circulation account using your lclark username and password to view due dates, renew L&C materials, and check the status of requested materials.
Graduate students may have library materials delivered to the Admissions Office in 202 Rogers Hall. One delivery is made each weekday between 8:30 am and 5pm. Simply find an item using the library catalog, click the Request L&C Item link, and select Graduate Campus as the Pickup Location. You may return items by placing them in the book drop located in the York Graduate Center Commons, or by bringing them directly to Watzek Library.
For individual articles from the Library's periodicals and microform collection, or a chapter from a Watzek book, make a request and a scanned copy will be delivered to you electronically.
Instructors may place books, videos and CDs on reserve for courses. Items on reserve can be checked out at the Watzek Circulation Desk and 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.
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 graduate students say...
"I was reluctant to use the library because I had not done any research for several years. The reference staff was very helpful and took time to meet with our cohort and explain the most pertinent aspects of the library and ideas for how to begin our research process...
The entire library staff has been very helpful and I feel very comfortable using the library and asking all my questions."- Natalie Osburn
Educational Leadership Program