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Library Access

Overview

A Biola ID, Alumni Association ID or other Biola Library card will allow you entrance into the library. Your access and borrowing privileges are determined by your account type.


Children

Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children of Biola members and BYA students ages 13 and older must purchase a card for entrance. See options below. Other users must be 18 years or older for entrance. We may ask you for your child’s age at the entrance.

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 See list of eligible Faculty Emeriti 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 A regular employee who leaves Biola after 15 years of service and who is an age of 55 years or more 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 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; department assumes financial responsibility for the scholar; picture ID required; expiration dates vary Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media
Visiting Scholars — EntranceEntrance card issued at Library ReceptionLetter requesting access must be issued from the department chair; picture ID required; expiration dates varyNo borrowing privileges
Spouses and Children of Biola Students, Staff and Faculty Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee Children 13 years of age or older must purchase a library card; card is not required for children ages 12 and under, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times; Biola member with ID must be present for initial 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 Children 13 years of age or older must purchase a library card; card is not required for children ages 12 and under, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times; 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 Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Must be registered as an Auditor in a Biola course 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