Digital Library

The Bethel University Digital Library is a program of Bethel Libraries for discovery, development, and preservation of the Bethel community’s scholarship, history, and culture.

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The Digital Library also creates online exhibits using the materials in our collections.

See the Online Exhibits


Faculty and Student Scholarship

Archival Materials From the History Center

Study Abroad Experience

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To see more of Bethel’s own important scholarship, creative work, cultural and historical material see the following:


Digitization Services

Part of developing digital collections includes converting physical objects into digital files.

The Digital Library converts collections of items for research and teaching purposes for long-term use. If you would like to consult with us about developing a new collection contact us at

To convert a single or small group of items consult Bethel’s offices of Print Services (copies of texts) or Teaching and Learning Technology (video and audio conversion).

Metadata Consultation

The information or data “about” your digital files is called metadata. Metadata is attached to digital files for description and organization in order to better find and use them later. A well-considered metadata plan will help you better find and manage your data and information.


Items in the Digital Library are stored permanently and are backed up to protect them from degradation and loss.

New Collection Suggestions?

If you have an idea or suggestion for a new collection that you would like to develop or share or would like to consult with us about one of your own collections, please contact us at