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Services for Guests

The Bethel University Library provides the following services to guests:

On site use of library resources

You are welcome to use our print and online resources in the library.

Borrowing privileges

You may register for a library card that will allow you to check out up to 5 items from the Bethel University Library including Main Collection books, Lounge Display books, DVDs, Great Courses, and Audiobooks (some exclusions may apply).

Library Cards Registration Fees

  • Alumni: Free
  • University Library Guests : $15/year
  • Additional benefits are available from the University Library with a Friends of the Library membership.
  • Students at ATLA Institutions: see our "Guest Use of the Library" policy on our policies page.

Research help

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

Resources Beyond Bethel

Minnesota Resident Resources

Your Minnesota public library card provides one-stop access to following statewide library services:

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.