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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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