Fall 2018: September 4 - December 21
Regular Hours (see exceptions below)
|Monday–Thursday||7:30 a.m.–1 a.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m.–8 p.m.|
|Sunday||12 p.m.–1 a.m.|
New Library Information Desk
Welcome to the Fall 2018 term! When you return to the library, you will immediately notice some changes have taken place over the summer. Visit our new Information Desk for assistance with our many library services and resources, previously offered at the Reference Desk and Circulation Desk.
Our goal in making this change is that library staff will be able to serve you better by providing services in one place--a one-stop experience for all library patrons. The Library Reception Desk, located beside the entrance turnstiles, will continue to assist people with library access, including the issuing and renewal of library cards and guest access. Services at the Information Desk will include research help, the checkout of materials, holds, LINK+ and ILL pickup, and fines collection.
Library Access UpdateAs part of the recent prioritization project, the Library reviewed many of its services and attendant costs. Because any “free” service provided to non-students is actually subsidized by current tuition-paying students, a new cost structure for library access to non-students has been developed and is available on the Library Access page. This new cost structure indicates that some services to non-students which were previously free now come with a nominal cost. Access for current students, faculty and staff remains FREE. For questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact Dr. Gregg Geary, Dean of the Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Items Now Available Through LINK+
Good news! As of August 8, 2018, Biola students, staff and faculty may now request media items (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, etc.) through LINK+. Items can be checked out for 21 days or 7 days, as determined by the lending library. The Visiting Patron and Pickup Elsewhere options are also available for media items. For more information, see LINK+.
Electronic Course Reserves Now on Canvas
Before learning management systems such as Canvas became available, the Library digitized and made available electronic course reserves through its Course Reserves system. The Library will no longer provide electronic course reserves. Instead, digital course readings and other materials should be made available to students through Canvas. Canvas creates a more seamless experience for students and faculty by integrating readings into a single point for accessing course materials. The Library will continue to provide course reserves for physical materials, such as full length books and media.
See FAQs about electronic course reserves for more information.
Artwork by Local H.S. Students and Juried by the Biola Art Department
August 27 - December 22, 2018