Alumni are welcome to visit Watzek Library and make use of the library's computers and print resources. Please note that building access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Alumni will need a valid college ID or alumni card to check out materials from Watzek. Alumni cards are available through Alumni Relations at the College of Arts & Sciences or the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Lewis & Clark students, staff, faculty, and alumni may borrow materials from Watzek Library and Boley Law Library with a valid college ID or alumni card. The loan period for books is 6 weeks, renewable for up to 12 weeks. The loan period for AV materials is 6 days, renewable for up to 12 days. There is a limit of ten items at a time. For further information, see Borrowing Info.
Summit and interlibrary loan are not available for alumni.
The Aubrey R. Watzek Library Special Collections & Archives are available to the Lewis & Clark campus and the larger community of scholars. Complete rare book holdings are included in the Primo, the library catalog. Finding aids for archival collections can be browsed and searched at the Archives West website. Tours of Special Collections and Watzek Library exhibitions are available by prior arrangement. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a tour.
Alumni may be particularly interested in Lewis & Clark Digital Collections, which include campus yearbooks and the student newspaper the Pioneer Log. Additionally, there is the Lewis & Clark College Oral History Project, for which currently enrolled students interview and transcribe oral histories of alumni.
Alumni are encouraged to visit Watzek and use the library's research databases with a guest login and password. Licensing agreements restrict off-campus access to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. Off-campus access is not available to alumni. Public libraries often offer remote access to databases and should be contacted directly to inquire about availability.
Alumni who are not able to visit Watzek are encouraged to try a combination of the following strategies to access scholarly materials.