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World Religions: Find Books

A guide to selected resources on world religions in the Bethel University Library

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Getting books from partner libraries

The Bethel library is in a consortium with a number of other libraries in the Twin Cities that share books between them via a daily courier service.  You can request items from our partner libraries through LibSearch.

How do I request a book from a partner library?

  • Click on the title of the book in your search results, look at the "Physical Copies" section of the detailed record
  • Be sure to sign in, if you have not:
  • If Bethel does not own a copy, or if our copy is checked out, check to see if another library owns the book
  •  If another library has a copy, click on the request link: 
  • Double check the information on request form that will pop up, and Submit your request
  • When you receive an email telling you that the book is available, you may pick it up at the BU Library's Circulation Desk

Can't find a book in LibSearch?

WorldCat Discovery  searches the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. 

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If you locate a book that you would like and it is not held at Bethel or one of our partner libraries, click on the Request Item button under the "Availability" tab to request it from another library.

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Where to Browse

The following call number ranges are some of the best places to browse library shelves for books on world religions:

Subject Call Number Range
General Religion
200 - 209; 291
Christianity 230-280
Classical Religion
(Greek, Roman, &
292 - 293
Buddhism 294 - 294.3
Hinduism 294.5
Sikhism 294.6
Judaism 296
Islam 297 - 297.8
Babism and Bahai 297.9
Religions of East 
and Southeast Asain
Religions of African
Religions of North American
native origin
Religions of South American
native origin
Scientology 299.936
Modern paganism, Wicca 133.4,  299,  299.94