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|- How to Use a Book|
|- How to Use Reference Books|
|- How to Use the Audiovisual Center|
|- How to Prepare a Bibliography|
|- Student Guide to Bethlehem University Library|
|- Faculty Guide to Bethlehem University Library|
|- Weeding the Library Collection|
|- Policy on Acceptance of Donations|
|- Library Skills Course Outline|
|+ Library Update 2011-12 New|
|+ Friends of Bethlehem University in the United Kingdom books donation|
|+ The third international conference on Christian-Muslim Relations with the theme “Violence, Non-violence and Religion,” proceedings|
|+ Library holds its Student Workers' Orientation Day|
|+ Springer holds workshop at B.U. Library|
|+ Mr.Tom Kennedy, Representative from the New Zealand Embassy in Ankara, Turkey visits Bethlehem University Library|
Faculty Guide to Bethlehem University Library
Internal Telephone Directory
BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY LIBRARY serves the academic
community of students, administration, faculty, staff,
alumni and visiting researchers.
Bethlehem University Library features an open stack which provides quick and easy access to its readers, and uses the Library of Congress Classification System.
The library is open on class days from 8:00 AM Ė 4:00 PM. It is closed on university holidays.
Bethlehem University Library grants borrowing privileges to all Faculty, Staff and registered students.
Present your University Identity Card to the Circulation staff. Faculty and staff are requested to keep their Circulation record up-to-date. It is not recommended that teachers lend students books under their name, or get the books borrowed by a student. This causes confusion in the Circulation records and loss of books. Special requests from students who need more than 5 books are always considered by the Circulation Librarian. Students with seminars are allowed 7 books.
Circulation Desk / Reserve Shelf
Loose pages or just stapled materials will not be accepted for Reserve, unless they are properly compiled.
Short documents for E-reserves can be posted on the library website.
The Cardex indicates all information as regards issues available, missing or bound, and the year subscription was entered.
Periodical indexes are also kept in the Periodical Room.
Books in other Latin languages are included with English.
Audio-Visual Center forms part of a modern and updated
Media Services Center
REQUESTS FOR RESERVATIONS OR SERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
Turathuna Center - Special Collections-Palestiniana Division
The Turathuna Center - Special Collections-Palestiniana Division, was opened in 1990. Generous donations of Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Pontifical Mission to Palestine made this section of the Library a reality. Through the generosity of Ireland Aid a new addition to the first floor of the library was constructed in the year 2000. The new center was named Turathuna: Center for Palestinian Heritage at Bethlehem University. The Special Collection is now located in this center.
LIBRARY LIAISON TEAM
The Library Liaison Team was initiated in 1984 to provide a channel of communication between the Library and Faculty for the purpose of improving library resources and services. The L.L.T. meets once a term (or as the need arises) upon an invitation from the Library Director with a proposed agenda.
Information and ideas are communicated both ways, and suggestions acted upon when feasible.
BOOK BUDGET ALLOCATION
Each department / faculty is allocated a certain budget for purchasing books. At the beginning of every academic year, the Library Director sends a memo to the deans and chairpersons to inform them of their budget allocation for that year. By the end of the Fall Term, the Director informs them of their expenditures on book purchases.
BOOK SELECTION, ORDERING & PURCHASING
The Library usually provides the faculty with up-to-date publishers' catalogs from which to select appropriate titles. Use "Online Acquisition" under "Library Services" on the library website to request new books for purchase. Once the request is received the ordering procedure will be taken care of by the librarian in charge of book orders.
In very special cases and with previous arrangement with the Library Director, a teacher may purchase books himself/herself and be reimbursed upon presentation of appropriate invoices or receipts.
The general policy is to purchase one copy of every title. However, in special cases, up to 5 copies will be allowed particularly when the books are to be placed on Reserve to cater for a big number of students taking the same course.
The average faculty member is quick to drop a periodical and start a new one of his/her preference, whereas the Library should at least make an attempt to maintain continuity with its periodical holdings. The overall responsibility for the growth of the periodical collection lies on the Library Director and he/she should make effort to achieve a truly excellent subscription list.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
NEVER HESITATE TO ASK THE LIBRARY STAFF FOR HELP AT ANY TIME.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Designed by George Maria
Bethlehem University Library