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
- Bethel University Library: 651.638.6222
- Access to RefWorks, an online citation and bibliographic management tool. Please register using this Alumni RefWorks Registration Form.
- Research help
- Access to the ATLASerials® database. Other databases are available for use on site in the libraries.
- Alumni: Free
- Guests: $15/year
- 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:
- Find books, CDs, DVDs, articles and more through the MnLink Gateway and have them delivered to your local library.
- Search trusted information resources in the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) to find articles and ebooks on a wide range of topics.
- Discover photos, documents and maps related to Minnesota history through Minnesota Reflections.
- Get real-team answers from a library 24/7 at AskMN.
- Use the Research Project Calculator to create timelines for homework.
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.