Bethel Library at a Glance 2020

What Our Library Does

Bethel's library is a hub of learning activity. Here are some of the ways people have used our spaces and resources throughout the past year. 
NOTE: 2020 numbers include the months our physical building was closed during Covid, and some of the below categories (e.g., library visits) reflect that closure.

Library Visits

Per Year

Monthly average 12,800+.

Library Instruction


Students improved their skills in various librarian-taught research sessions.

Study Rooms


Individuals and groups gather to study and collaborate.

Books Available


Includes both physical and electronic books in the library collection.

Journals Available


Electronic and print journal titles available through the Bethel library.

Interlibrary Loans



If we don't have it, we can get it for you.

Equipment Checkouts

Per Year

Averaging 580 per month including laptops, chargers, cameras, headphones, and more.

Article Downloads

Per Month

The average number of articles downloaded through the library's subscription databases.

Ebook Views

Per Month

The average number of ebooks viewed through the library's ebook collections.