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About the Libraries


If you want to know more about the policies for using the libraries, borrowing, returning, and overdue fines, take a look at the borrowing policies. How we collect and discard, whether we accept donations, what formats we collect, and how you can request a purchase are covered in our collection policies. You can also see the libraries' policies for campus-wide chapel closings.

Staff & Department Contacts

Find staff of the Bethel libraries by location, department, or subject liaison area. With several libraries in St. Paul and San Diego we have many locations, but one goal: exceptional service.


Find information about student work-study positions as well as any staff openings in the libraries.

Maps & Directions

Find your library location and get directions, including special instructions like where to park.

Library Hours

See daily, weekly, and monthly hours for all our library locations.

Library Locations

University Library

University Library

The vision of the Bethel University Library is to be the vital hub of learning at Bethel.

The mission of Bethel University Library is to empower learning and support scholarship by opening pathways to resources and technology, fostering collaboration, and encouraging curiosity.

Seminary Library in St. Paul

Seminary St. Paul Library

The Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul is closed this summer from May 25, to September 2, 2019.

Additional details about accessing seminary resources


Seminary Library in San Diego

Seminary San Diego Library

As of June 30, 2019 the Bethel Seminary San Diego Library will be closed.

If you require library services, we have created the following resources:


Friends of the University Library

The Friends of the Bethel University Library enhances the quality of the library collections, facilities, and services by encouraging gifts and estate planning, awareness of library resources, and participation in library programs.

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