Library

Barth Memorial Library

MISSION STATEMENT

Barth Memorial Library serves to provide students and faculty access to various learning and teaching resource and information that support a Bible-centered Christian quality education in order to train, equip and prepare students as relevant Christian leaders for ministry and the marketplace.

OBJECTIVES

  • To maintain organized library resources which are readily accessible to users.
  • To assist users in locating and utilizing library resources.
  • To provide a positive learning and research environment.
CONTACT INFORMATION
  • The Library is located in the 2nd floor of the Woods Hall Building.
  • Phone: 404-627-2681 | Ext. 116
  • Email: Michael.Johnson@beulah.edu

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Effective March 23, 2020, THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BHU is adhering to cautionary procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping the safety of students, faculty and staff at the forefront of our minds. If you need assistance with a library resource please call 404-627-2681 ext. 119 or 114.

Michael Johnson

Director of Library Services

Email: Michael.Johnson@beulah.edu
404-627-2681| Ext. 116

Library Resources

Research Databases

Please click on the banners or links below to search through GALILEO, ATLAS, or EBSCOHost:

Note: Only students, staff and faculty of the BHU are eligible to access these databases using their user name and password.

Writing Guides

Open Access Digital Resources

These databases contain e-books and other multi-disciplinary resources covering a wide range of academic subjects – Bible, Theology, Leadership, Business, History, Culture, Education etc. They are free research web sites that require no individual registration nor sign-in password. Please feel free to use them for your academic research.

Reciprocal Borrowing / Cooperative Library Agreements

Reciprocal Borrowing / Cooperative Library Agreements

Beulah Heights University is a member of GPALS (Georgia’s Private Academic Libraries) and CLC (Christian Library Consortium which is a part of Association of Christian Librarians). Because of these memberships, BHU has a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements with the members of GPALS and CLC consortiums.

This Reciprocal Borrowing system enables BHU students, currently enrolled (with good standings), to have the library borrowing privilege of print books from other libraries which are members of GPALS and CLC. Besides this, they may also have the privilege of access to their digital and other on-site resources without any cost or fee.

They will be governed by the rules, regulations and policies of the lending libraries. Please check the lending libraries policies with regards to number of book check-outs, length of check-out period, overdue fines, fees etc.

Guidelines for sign-in

  1. GPALS: To receive the borrowing privileges form a GPALS libraries, a student need to have a current BHU Student ID/ Library card. They can go to any participating GPALS Library of their choice and present this ID card for identification. Once the participating library gives the permission, they can borrow books and use their resources.
    The BHU ID /Library card must be updated each semester.
  2. CLC: To receive the borrowing privileges from a CLC participating libraries, a student need to fill-up this Authorization Form. Complete only top half of the form with your full name, address, telephone etc. After you put your signature and date, please send this to the BHU Library for verification.
    After it is verified, BHU Library will send this Form back to the student by mail or through scanning. After this, a student can take this Form to any CLC participating library to receive the borrowing privileges. This Form need to be updated each semester.
Library Policies and Procedures

Library Policies and Procedures

Mission Statement

Barth Memorial Library serves to provide students and faculty access to various learning and teaching resource and information that support a Bible-centered Christian quality education in order to train, equip and prepare students as relevant Christian leaders for ministry and the marketplace.

Objectives

  • To maintain organized library resources which are readily accessible to users.
  • To assist users in locating and utilizing library resources.
  • To provide a positive learning and research environment.

Library Policies

1. University ID/Library Cards
  • University ID/Library cards are issued at the time of registration in the Library at no charge. Returning students must validate their university ID/Library cards each semester.
  • Lost or damaged university ID/Library cards will be replaced for a $10.00 fee.
  • Alumni can maintain privileges by obtaining an Alumni Library Card for $25.00 per year.
  • Library card privileges are non-transferable.
  • Borrowing privileges are for card holders only.
2. Circulation
  • Borrower is responsible for the proper upkeep of any checked-out library material. In the event of any damage or loss, the borrower must pay the cost of the repair or replacement as determined by the Librarian.
  • All reference materials must remain in the library and are not available for check out.
  • At the end of each semester, a library hold will be placed on student accounts with any overdue library materials, fines, repair or replacement costs. This results in a withholding of the student's grades and registration process for the next semester.
3. Books
  • Book borrowing period is for 14 days.
  • Card holders may check out a maximum of 4 books per day, not to exceed 12 books during any given time period.
  • Books may be renewed for 14 additional days, provided students demand for those books does not exist.
  • Maximum book check out time is 28 days during a semester.
  • Renewals and returns must be made in person. No renewals done over phone.
4. CD/DVD/Video/Audio Cassette
  • CD/DVD/Video/Audio cassette borrowing period is for 3 days.
  • CD/DVD/Video/Audio cassette may be renewed for 3 additional days, provided students demand for those materials does not exist.
  • Maximum check-out time for any CD/DVD/Video/Audio Cassette is 6 days during a semester.
  • Only one CD/DVD/Video/Audio Cassette is checked out per day, not to exceed 2 CDs/ DVDs/Videos/Audio Cassettes during any given period.
  • Renewals and returns must be made in person. No renewals done over phone.
5. Computer Usage
  • Library computer usage is provided to staff, faculty, and current students-library card holders only. No outsiders including children are permitted to use these computers.
  • Computers are for Internet research, word processing, and e-mail access only.
  • Personal chat/business transactions, gambling, or viewing pornographic or any objectionable material over the internet are strictly prohibited.
6. Behavior
  • No food or beverages are permitted inside the Library. Only water is permitted.
  • Cell phone usage is prohibited. Keep cell phone and pager on vibrate mode. Exit the Library to answer any calls.
  • All library users are required to maintain proper discipline, order, and quietness.
  • All visitors/guests (non-card holders)must take permission from the front desk before using the Library.
  • This is a non-smoking environment.
7. Children
  • Students/Card holders are responsible for their children. No child under 15 is allowed to stay in the Library unsupervised at any time.
  • Children are not permitted to run, play, make noise or mishandle any library material or use any computer.
  • Students/Card holders are responsible for any damage caused by their children to the Library property.
  • Library does not provide any baby-sitting facilities.
8. Overdue Fines
  • Book fines are $0.30 per day.
  • CD/DVD/Video/Audio cassette fines are $0.50 per day.
  • No grace period is given.
  • No fines are charged for Sundays or holidays when the Library is closed.