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Services for 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 10 items from the Bethel University library including main collection books, lounge display books, DVDs, great courses, and audiobooks (some exclusions may apply). Check out period lengths vary based on what you borrow and your relationship to the library.

Library card registration fees

  • Alumni—Free
  • University library guests—$15/year (cash or check payment only)

Additional benefits are available from the university library with a Friends of the Library membership.

Students at ATLA institutions follow your specific user guidelines.

Research help

Librarians are available to assist you in your use of our resources.

Resources beyond Bethel

Minnesota Residents

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

Free online resources

  • Directory of open access journals—Find full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • ERIC—Contains more that 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.
  • Google Scholar—A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature on a wide range of topics.
  • PubMed—Over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals starting in the 1950s.