Bethel Expands Library Partnership with Notre Dame

Bethel students and faculty now have better access to more than 5 million library resources at the University of Notre Dame, thanks to an expansion of the 20-year library partnership between the two institutions.

In the past, students and faculty could search the library catalogs and request resources online, but were required to physically go to Notre Dame’s campus to pick them up. The expanded program now offers delivery of the materials directly to the Otis & Elizabeth Bowen Library on Bethel’s campus.

“This is much more convenient — with one click of a button students and faculty can request books from Notre Dame and have them delivered,” says Mark Root, assistant librarian.

Bethel students and faculty who check out a resource from Notre Dame will receive an email notification when the item has arrived. They can pick up, and return, materials at the front desk of the library.

This reciprocal partnership also makes Bethel library resources available to Notre Dame students and faculty, who, according to Root, use the service as much as students from Bethel.