Library Access

Overview

A Biola ID, Alumni Association ID, or other Biola Library card will allow you entrance into the library via use of the turnstile entrance card readers. Simply scan your card and the turnstiles will release to allow you entrance into the building. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Library access and borrowing privileges are determined by the type of library user.


First time visitor?

Try out the library for free! Obtain a One-Day Pass at Library Reception. Photo ID is required, and the pass expires at the end of the day. The One-Day Pass does not include borrowing privileges. You must obtain a library card through one of the below options upon your second visit.


Library Access Options

User Type Card Type Eligibility Usage Privileges
Biola Students and Staff
Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Valid with current status as Biola student or staff employee Includes borrowing privileges: 25 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves; LINK+, ILL and remote access to subscription databases
Biola Faculty and CCT Scholars Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Valid with current status as Biola faculty or CCT scholar Includes borrowing privileges: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves; LINK+, ILL and remote access to subscription databases
Faculty Emeriti Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Card must be activated at Library Reception before use; expires one year from date of application; free renewals Includes borrowing privileges: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves; LINK+, ILL and remote access to subscription databases
Biola Alumni — Entrance Alumni ID card; issued at Alumni Relations; $25 for library entrance (one year upon graduation is free) Card must be activated at Library Reception before use; free year expires one year from date of graduation; then expires one year from date of application Remote access to selected subscription databases; no borrowing privileges
Biola Alumni — Borrowing Alumni ID card; issued at Alumni Relations; $50 for borrowing privileges Card must be activated at Library Reception before use; expires one year from date of application Remote access to selected subscription databases; includes borrowing privileges: 25 books, 10 media
Biola Board of Trustees Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Valid with current status as a Biola board member Includes borrowing privileges: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves
LINK+ Members Institutional ID card; issued at LINK+ library For users who belong to a LINK+ library that participates in the Visiting Patron or Pickup Elsewhere program; must bring institutional ID card for Biola Library entrance and use Includes borrowing privileges for LINK+ items
Reciprocal Students Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception For current students at participating reciprocal schools (not LINK+); expiration dates vary; verification varies per agreement; check with your home library for eligibility Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
Retired Employees Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Card must be activated at Library Reception before use; Expires one year from date of application; free renewals Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
President's Circle Members Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception Proof of status required; expires one year from date of application Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
Visiting Scholars Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception For scholars invited to the university through a Biola department; letter requesting access must be issued from the department chair and presented to Library Reception; must be 18 years or older; picture ID required; expiration dates vary Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
Spouses and Children of Biola Students, Staff and Faculty Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee Family members must be accompanied by Biola member with ID during time of application; expires at end of term No borrowing privileges
Biola Youth Academics Students and Parents Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee Family members must be accompanied by Biola member with ID during time of application; BYA students and parents must show proof of enrollment; expires at end of term No borrowing privileges
Tutors or Aides of Biola Students Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee Tutors or aides must be accompanied by Biola member with ID during time of application; expires at end of term No borrowing privileges
Auditors Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee Auditor must show proof of enrollment in a Biola course; expires at end of term No borrowing privileges
Clergy and Missionaries Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; $75 For clergy members, missionaries or parachurch staff; proof of status required; must be 18 years or older; picture ID required; expires one year from date of application Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
Community Members — Entrance Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $45 For any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required; expires one year from date of application No borrowing privileges
Community Members — Borrowing

Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; $100

For any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required; expires one year from date of application

Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media