Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Services

Library Services

The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library supports teaching and learning at Bethany College. The Library’s physical collections include books, DVDs, periodicals, and extensive archival and special collections. Most of these materials are included in the library’s online catalog, which can be accessed through the library website: Bethany College students have access to a broad range of online resources to support their academic needs which can be searched individually or through the one-search Discovery tool. As a member of the Appalachian College Association, resources are further enhanced through the Bowen Central Library of Appalachia which includes a core collection of online databases and access to more than 200,000 electronic books. 

Located in the center of campus, the library houses a variety of spaces to facilitate study and research. The library features group and individual study spaces, a Digital Collaboration Space where students can work on group presentations, comfortable study zones, and the Student Success Lounge. Additionally, students have access to a variety of learning tools and technologies including: computers, printers, Chromebooks, dry erase boards, and media equipment. 

Expert library staff offer a variety of instructional and informational services including in-person and chat reference, course-specific instruction, individual research appointments, and interlibrary loan. The library also collaborates with other offices on campus to provide programming, displays, and activities. 

Information Technology Services

The Help Desk, located in Cramblet Hall, is the hub of Information Technology Services at Bethany College. This centralized office provides support for all areas of campus technology including Web Advisor, SelfService, email, e-storage, and Canvas . High-speed network, basic cable television, and telephone services are supported for all residential halls . Multiple open-use computer labs, including two that are available 24/7,  and strategically placed computer stations around campus provide access to the Internet, essential software, and access to printers . Wireless network access  is available in most academic, residential and student life buildings . Projectors, DVD/VCRs, televisions, visual presenters, interactive whiteboards, video and sound system equipment, and other technology resources are available in a variety of campus locations to support academic needs .  


Student Online Identify Verification

Bethany College provides an electronic account for each registered student which includes an email account, access to Web Advisor where the students can register for courses and monitor their progress toward degree, and access to the campus learning management system called Canvas . Each student is provided a unique user name and password, the protection and confidentiality of which is the student’s own responsibility. Sharing or disseminating user name or password information is prohibited .