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Bethel University Library

Library Resources & Services During Campus Closure

A guide to library resources and services during the Coronavirus campus closure.

Library Services & Resources

General Information

Due to Bethel's COVID-19 containment efforts, the Bethel University Library's physical spaces and resources (including our makerspace, study rooms, and physical collections) will be closed until the university resumes face-to-face classes.  

Despite the closure of our physical library, our large collection of digital resources as well as digital versions of many of our services will continue to be available.  We are eager to serve students and faculty in this challenging time, and this guide will be updated regularly with information about the availability of our resources and how to contact library staff.

Resource Availability

During the campus closure the physical library will be closed and print resources will be unavailable, but all of the library's digital resources will be available as usual: 

Visit the Bethel Library website to access all of our online resources.

Services that Will Continue

During the closure, the Bethel Library will continue to provide remote versions of the following services until the physical library reopens:

  • Interlibrary Loan  - digital article requests (due to many library closures around the nation there may be delay or difficulty obtaining some requested materials)
  • Research Assistance (via email, phone and live chat - see contact info below)
  • Library Instruction (faculty, contact your library liaison for more details, or browse our pre-made instruction videos)
  • Support of library resources (e.g., RefWorks, online databases, etc.)

For more details about any of the above, please contact the library staff using the contact options below.

Suspended Services

During the closure the following services will be unavailable:

  • Interlibrary loan - physical items (print books, DVDs, CDs)
  • Delivery and pickup of Bethel and CLIC items (physical items will be unavailable to request until our building re-opens)
  • Mailing services
  • Lamination
  • Equipment loans (cameras, chargers, laptops, etc.)

Library Items- Due Dates and Returns

The due date of items currently checked out has been extended to May 31, 2020.

You may return items to the Library Return dropbox at the Anderson Center or the Library Return outside the University Library.

Contact Us

During the closure the library staff will be working remotely to support student and faculty in the use of our online materials.  To get help from a librarian contact us in one of the following ways:


Search our Staff Directory to email a specific library staff member.

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