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The Library Director and Staff acknowledge with grateful thanks the generous funding received from the New Zealand Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, in support for the project of digitalization started by the Library in 2009.

We would like to highlight the special role and support of our Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, FSC, a native of New Zealand, in the successful procurement of these funds.


 - Friends of Bethlehem University in the United Kingdom books donation     New
 - The third international conference on Christian-Muslim Relations with the theme “Violence, Non-violence and Religion,” proceedings
Library Newsletter Update 2010-11
Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation during the Visit of Mr. Tom Kennedy - in  photos...
  - Almanhal Databases المنهل    subscribed until Sept. 30, 2013
  - IAU International Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
  - The Christian Information Centre - Jerusalem
    Trial databases
  - IMF eLibrary,   till Feb. 2015
  - Oxford Textbook of Medicine Online, till Apr. 30, 2013


Library Story

When Bethlehem University opened in 1973 the library was located in a classroom on the ground floor of the main building, now named De La Salle Hall.  The collection consisted of 525 books and there were two persons on the staff.  In those early years the university depended on generous benefactors to provide books.  They came both from individuals and organizations.

A new era originated in 1977 with the construction and opening of the new library building designed by architect Francesco Montana. The Catholic hierarchy of Germany through the Agency of Misereor, the Catholic Center Development Agency, the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, and the friends of Bethlehem University funded the construction.     Read More


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