Services for Alumni and Visitors

The libraries provide a number of ongoing services:

All Bethel Graduates

  • On site use of library resources
  • 5 main collection books (some exclusions apply) from the University or Seminary Library
  • Access to Bethel's Digital Library, which includes past Clarion issues, yearbooks, study abroad photos and more.
  • Alumni borrowing privileges: alumni may register for a free library card with any of our libraries that will allow them to check out most types of material from that library. A card can be secured in the following ways:
    • In person at any of our circulation desks
    • Seminary alumni cards can be secured by phone or by filling out the Seminary Alumni Card Request Form
      • Bethel Seminary St. Paul: 651.638.6184
      • Bethel Seminary San Diego: 619.325.5201
      • Bethel Seminary of the East: 651.638.6184
  • Access to RefWorks, an online citation and bibliographic management tool. Please register using this Alumni RefWorks Registration Form.
  • Research help

Seminary Graduates

Library Cards

  • Alumni: Free
  • University and Seminary St. Paul Guests : $15/year
  • Seminary San Diego Guests : $25 registration fee and $10 annual renewal
  • Additional benefits are available from the University Library with a Friends of the Library membership.

Resources Beyond Bethel

Your Minnesota public library card provides one-stop access to five statewide library services:

Free Online Resources

  • Find full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals through the Directory of Open Access Journals.
  • ERIC contains more that 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.
  • Google Scholar is a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature on a wide range of topics.
  • PubMed has over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals starting in the 1950s.

Connect With Us

Bethel University Library

Rhonda Gilbraith
Call us 651.638.6224 or text 651.998.9887
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Bethel Seminary Library

Dr. Tim Senapatiratne
Call us 651.635.2337
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