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Services for Alumni and Retirees

The libraries provide a number of ongoing services:

On Site Use of Library Resources

  • If you have access to the campus, you are welcome to use our print and online resources in the library.

Access to Bethel's Digital Library

Borrowing Privileges

Alumni may register for a free library card with any of our libraries that will allow them to check out up to 5 books from the University or Seminary Library (some exclusions may apply).

Alumni can secure a card in the following ways:

Retirees may check out up to 25 items from the University or Seminary Library including Main Collection books, Lounge Display books, DVDs (limit 5), Great Courses, and Audiobooks (some exclusions may apply).

Bethel Retirees do not need a Bethel ID or library card to check out materials as our staff will find you by name in our system.

Access to RefWorks

  • RefWorks is an online citation and bibliographic management tool. Your account username and password carries over from your time at Bethel. If you are asked for a group code, please contact the reference desk.

Research Help

  • Click on the Get Help link on any page to contact the library. Librarians are available to assist you in your use of our resources.

ATLASerials® for Alumni

Resources Beyond Bethel

Minnesota residents: Your Minnesota public library card provides one-stop access to following 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-time answers from a library 24/7 at AskMN.

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.
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