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Book Renewals

Provides information on different ways that you can renewal your library material.

Circulation Desk

Information about the services provided at the circulation desk. Includes information about Course Reserves, photocopying, and coffee.

Circulation Policies

Information on borrowing privileges, loan periods, fines, and requesting material from other libraries.

Floor Maps

Maps include information about the location of the various collections and offices located in the Otis and Elizabeth Bowen Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Provides information about what the interlibrary loan service is, its policies, and how to use interlibrary loan.

Using Other Libraries

Provides information about using other libraries including other PALNI libraries, Notre Dame, and other local libraries.

Library Personnel

Mark Root

Mark Root

Titles: Director of Library Services

Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7389

Tim Amstutz

Tim Amstutz

Titles: Education Resources Librarian

Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7001

Kevin Blowers

Kevin Blowers

Titles:Technical Services Librarian

Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7220

Mission Statement

The Otis Bowen Library is an integral part of Bethel University and its educational systems. The library functions within the mission of the university. The library's primary purpose is to serve the educational goals and instructional needs of the students and faculty in support of the university's evangelical Christian world view. This is accomplished by maintaining a strong customer service atmosphere and balanced collections for undergraduate and graduate curricula. The library supports the various divisions within the undergraduate university, the graduate programs, and the professional growth of the professors and the recreational and general interest of the university. Other purposes include providing services to Bethel's constituency, which includes alumni, local pastors, and other educational institutions in the area.