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Bethel University Library

Bethel University Library: A Brief Guide for Faculty

Research & Instruction Support

The Research Librarians are available to you for: 

  • Research consultation
  • Class assignment consultation
  • Individual appointments to explore new research databases, etc.
  • Library Instruction Sessions for your classes

Contact:  The Library Liaison for your Department/Program

Check Out / Reserves / Media

Check Out Desk:

  • Check out and return books, videos, CDs, audiobooks, and equipment
  • Pick up and check out materials that were put on hold or requested from other libraries via interlibrary loan 
  • Place materials on Reserve
  • Lamination services


Placing Materials on Reserve:  

  • All materials placed on Reserve should be submitted at least 1 week in advance of student use
  • Items may include books, photocopied articles (require copyright permission), videos, software, etc. 
  • Items must be owned by the BU Library or be the property of the instructor. 
    Materials borrowed from other libraries may not be placed on Reserve.
  • Instructions for placing materials on Reserve
  • Questions? Contact the BU Library's Check Out Desk (651.638.6540)

Checkout Periods


  • Reserve Videos/DVDs
    • Access the video search box in LibSearch
    • Place a search for the video
    • Sign into your Bethel account
    • Click on the title of the video in the results list
    • Click on Request from a Bethel Library
    • Click on Send Request
    • You will receive an email when the video/DVD is available for pick-up at the Library's Check Out Desk
  • Suggest the Purchase of Videos/DVDs  
    • Request online: 
      Purchase Video/DVD
    • Purchases must be approved by the Department Chair / Program Director


Check Out Equipment:

Reserve Equipment: 

  • Reserve for classroom use at least 24 hours in advance
  • Must be picked up at and returned to the BU Library
  • Call 651.638.6222 or reserve online:
    Equipment Reservation form

Interlibrary Loan

If the Bethel University Library does not own a book or article in which you are interested, you may request it from another library via interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan Information and FAQs

 Books in LibSearch  "Get it from other locations" command in LibSearch  2-4 work days
 Books NOT in the BU Library  LibSearch "Search beyond partner libraries" ->
"Get if for me from other libraries"

 1-2 weeks

 Journal articles or book chapters  Via LibSearch or a research database  24-48 hours
 (excludes weekends)

  • For assistance in filling out interlibrary loan requests:
    Contact a Research Librarian (651.638.6224)
  • For the status of requested material:
    Contact Sandra Oslund ( / 651.635.8797)

Selection & Acquisition of New Library Materials

  • Contact your Department Chair / Program Director if you would like to recommend the purchase of materials for the BU Library. All recommendations to purchase new library materials must be approved by your Department Chair / Program Director.
  • For assistance with the selection of materials contact Rhonda Gilbraith (651.638.6221 /

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  • Looking for reviews on the latest materials published in your subject area?
    Your Library Liaison will send you Choice reviews in your subject area (read more).
    Check out Choice Reviews Online.
    Contact your Library Liaison for access options.
  • For the status of ordered materials:
    • First:  Check LibSearch
    • Then:  Contact Kimberly Werner ( / 651.638.6275)

Campus Technology Support - ITS (Information Technology Services)

ITS Help Desk

     Assistance with accounts, hardware, software, phones, web applications, internet, wi-fi/eduroam, etc.

ITS Instructional Technology Support


ITS Classroom Technology Support


ITS Knowledge Base
Includes information and instructions about your Bethel account, Moodle, Google Apps, Zoom video conferencing, software, etc.

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Printing at Bethel

  • Bethel uses printers that allow you to initiate a print job from any computer and to pick up the print job at any printer with a card scanner attached
  • The BU Library provides access to four printers
  • For assistance with installing the Follow-Me-Printer on your computer, locating campus printers, troubleshooting, etc., 
    review this article

  • PrintCare Specialist