Library Services to Distance Users
Bethel students are classified as "distance users" when they meet the criteria for the library they work with. Check below to find whether you qualify as a distance user, and to see what that means for you.
- Live outside the seven county Twin Cities Metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties)
- Are enrolled in a doctoral program or the MBA program
- Are a part of an off-campus cohort that has been given Distance User status
- Seminary of the East students
- Students enrolled in the InMinistry or Doctor of Ministry program who live outside the seven county Twin Cities Metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties) in Minnesota OR outside San Diego County in California.
What privileges do Distance Users have?
- They may request ALL articles that are NOT available online, regardless of whether they are housed at the Bethel Libraries or elsewhere, using their Interlibrary Loan account.
- When the online form is being filled out, they must include in the Notes field the name of the county in which they live, the name of the doctoral or MBA program cohort or the Seminary program to which they belong
- Links to articles will be sent via email
- Upon request, books will be mailed to their address free of charge. They will have to pay for return shipping.
- All books must be requested using the online form
- When the online form is being filled out, they must include in the Notes field the name of the county in which they live or the name of the doctoral or MBA program cohort to which they belong
- Books are mailed to students who are eligible for mailing service (see criteria above). They will have to pay for return shipping.
- Books found in CLICnet are requested via CLICnet
- Books not found in CLICnet are requested using the online form
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