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How do I access individual Library databases?

For help accessing the Library databases, please see our Tutorials page. 

When is the Library open?

During the spring and fall semesters, the library is open Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. - midnight, Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 7:30 p.m. - midnight. For closures and exceptions, like summer or holiday hours, please visit our hours page

Where is the Library located?

The SNU Library is located on all three floors of the R.T. Williams Learning Resource Center (LRC). To find the LRC, visit our campus map page.

How do I contact the Library?

The library's physical address is:

SNU Library
 4115 N. College
 Bethany, OK 73008

 Phone: 405.491.6351
 Fax: 405.491.6355

 To contact a specific library staff member, see our staff page.

Where can I return books when the Library is closed?

A book drop is located near the east and west entrances of the library for returning books when the library is closed.

What's the policy on overdue materials?

Please see our fines page for our fines policies. Use the tabs at the top of the page to see specific fine information.

How can I get a job at the library?

To learn about student worker opportunities, contact Angela Rhodes ( in the Career Services & Student Employment Office at You can also visit their web page here.

 Staff/faculty openings will be posted as they become available by the SNU Human Resources department on this page.

Need help from home during library hours?

Contact the SNU Library:
 Chat: use the proactive pop-up chat box or visit the 'Ask a Librarian' page.
 Call: (405) 491-6351

How do I get a library card at the Metropolitan Library System? 

Take your SNU student ID card and identification showing your permanent residence (driver's license) to the Bethany Branch of the Metropolitan Library System and apply for a library card that can be used anywhere in the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County).  For more information and directions, go to the Bethany Library website.   

I'm a distance student at another Christian university. Can I borrow materials from the SNU Library?

The SNU Library is a member of the Association of Christian Librarians' Reciprocal Borrowing Program. If your school is on the list of participating libraries, you can check out books from the SNU Library! If you'd like to check books out under this partnership, please follow the 'Borrowing Procedures' on the above website. 



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Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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