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Library Access

Overview

All library users 18 years of age or older must have a current Biola ID, Alumni ID, Biola library card, or day pass for entrance. Access and borrowing privileges are determined by the account type. See options below.

One-Day Pass

Library users at least 18 years of age may obtain a One-Day Pass at the Reception Desk. Photo ID is required. The pass expires at the end of the day and does not include borrowing privileges. A maximum of three passes per calendar year may be issued. Additional visits will require one of the options below.

Children

Children (ages 13-17) of current Biola students, staff, and faculty may use the library independently, provided they are checked in by the Biola member at the Reception Desk. Biola ID is required. Other children must remain with a parent or guardian at all times while using the library. Parents and guardians are responsible to ensure the children abide by the Library Code of Conduct. Library staff may inquire about the age of a child at the library entrance.

Library Card Options

User Type Card Type Eligibility Usage Privileges
Biola Students and Staff
Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Current Biola student or staff employee Library entrance; Borrowing: 25 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves, LINK+, ILL; Off-campus access to subscription databases
Biola Faculty Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Current Biola faculty member Library entrance; Borrowing: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves, LINK+, ILL; Off-campus remote access to subscription databases
Faculty Emeriti Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services; no expiration date See eligible Faculty Emeriti Library entrance; Borrowing: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves, LINK+, ILL; Off-campus access to subscription databases
Biola Board of Trustees Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Current Board of Trustees member Library entrance; Borrowing: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves, LINK+, ILL; Off-campus access to subscription databases
Visiting Scholars Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Scholars formally invited to conduct research at Biola; approval is granted by the President upon recommendation by the Provost Library entrance; Borrowing: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves, LINK+, ILL; Off-campus remote access to subscription databases
Biola Alumni — Entrance Alumni ID card; issued at Alumni Relations and activated at Library Reception; free for one year from the date of graduation, then $25 per year; expires one year from the date of application Biola alumnus, as determined by Alumni Relations Library entrance; No borrowing; Off-campus access to selected subscription databases
Biola Alumni — Borrowing Alumni ID card; issued at Alumni Relations and activated at Library Reception; $50 per year; expires one year from the date of application Biola alumnus, as determined by Alumni Relations Library entrance; Borrowing: 25 books, 10 media; Off-campus access to selected subscription databases
LINK+ Members Institutional ID card; issued at LINK+ library; expiration date determined by LINK+ library Users who belong to a LINK+ library in the Visiting Patron or Pick-up Elsewhere programs; must bring library ID card for Biola Library entrance and use Library entrance; Borrowing: LINK+ Catalog items
Reciprocal Borrowing Program Members Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; expiration dates vary For students at participating reciprocal schools; see the Reciprocal Agreements Chart for eligibility Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media
Biola Retired Employees Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services; no expiration date Retired Biola employee, as determined by Human Resources Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media
President's Circle Members Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; expires one year from the date of application Current member of the President’s Circle; proof of status and picture ID required Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media
Spouses, Siblings, and Children of Biola Members Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee; expires at the end of the current term Spouses, siblings and children of Biola students, employees, or alumni; must be at least 18 years of age; the Biola member with ID must be present at time of application. Library entrance; No borrowing
Community — Entrance Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $45 per year; expires one year from the date of application Any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required Library entrance; No borrowing
Clergy — Borrowing Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; $75 per year; expires one year from the date of application Pastors, missionaries, or parachurch staff members at least 18 years of age; proof of status required; proof of status and picture ID required Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media
Community — Borrowing Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; $100 per year; expires one year from the date of application Any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media