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Bethel College Library FAQs: Getting started

Database QuickStart

For a complete list of library databases, click here

Below are two of the most popular general databases the library offers.  Click the link above to see all databases arranged A to Z.

How to use this guide

Use the golden/maroon tabs at the top of the page to find answers commonly asked questions about the College Library.

Use the Database Quick Start above if you know you're looking for books and/or periodicals.

If you have any questions, click on the Ask the Librarian link.

LibGuide homepage

 This page provides quick access to the library's many databases and instructional guides.  Click HERE to start your research!

Library Hours

Hours when classes are in session
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 12 Midnight
Friday:  8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, 1 PM - 12 Midnight
Intersession Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
Finals Week Hours
Extended hours begin with Reading Day.
Reading Day:  8 AM - 2 AM
Finals Day One:  8 AM - 2 AM
Finals Day Two: 8 AM - 1 AM
Finals Day Three:  8 AM - 12 Midnight
Finals Day Four (last day of finals, usually Friday): 8 AM - 5 PM
Summer Hours
May 18 - June 30: Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00n; 1:30pm-4:00pm
August 1 - August 16: Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00n; 1:30pm-4:00pm
The Bethel College Library is closed to the public in July.

Exceptions to these hours will be posted via email campus announce lists, signs in the library, and this page.



FAQs for faculty and staff

There's a LibGuide designed to answer your questions about reserve, purchasing books, and more!

Click here to go directly to that guide.