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 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.
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 button, and follow the instructions. 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.
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.
Doctoral Dissertations from The Graduate School of Education's Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.D.) program can be found in ProQuest's PQDT Open database; they are also indexed in the library catalog under the author name "Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Or.) Graduate School of Education and Counseling."
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