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Bethel Libraries

Bethel Seminary St. Paul Library : A Brief Guide for Seminary Students

Research Help

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Obtaining Library Materials

You may request books and journals articles that are not available online. The library will mail material to students who do not have access to campus. Check the mailing policy below to determine if you are eligible for mailing service.

  • To find out if the library owns a specific book, search CLICsearch.
    • If the book is available at a Bethel Library, use the Request from a Bethel Library link to place a request. You may select any Bethel library as the pickup location or you may request Personal Delivery to your home address.
    • If the book is available at another CLIC library, use the Request from a CLIC Library link to place a request. You may select any Bethel library as the pickup location or you may request delivery to your home address.
  • To request books not available in a CLIC library, search WorldCat. Click on the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button to place a request through ILLiad.
  • To find out if the library has a specific journal, check the Journal List.
  • To request any journal articles that are not available online, please use the appropriate ILLiad request form. In most cases, articles will be delivered as PDF files.

Mailing Policy for Library Materials

The mailing policy for library materials can be found at http://www.bethel.edu/library/services/distance

ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Bethel Seminary students may check out material from libraries participating in the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program.  

User Guidelines

  • You must be a patron in good standing at Bethel Seminary Library. This means no overdue books or outstanding charges.
  • You should be prepared to present proof of your current enrollment at Bethel Seminary.
  • You  need to be informed about and abide by the rules and policies of the libraries you use.
  • You must return materials in a timely fashion according to the rules of the lending library.
  • You will assume responsibility for all materials borrowed, including but not limited to, payment for lost/damaged material or overdue fines.

If you have questions about the program, please contact: