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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 on 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 residents: 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.