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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.

One-Day Pass

Users 18 years and older may obtain a free One-Day Pass at Library Reception. Photo ID is required. The pass expires at the end of the day and does not include borrowing privileges. You may obtain up to three One-Day Passes per calendar year. Additional visits will require one of the options below.

Library Access 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 and CCT Scholars Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services Current Biola faculty member or CCT scholar 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
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
Visiting Scholars — Entrance Entrance card issued at Library Reception; expiration dates vary A scholar invited to the university by a Biola department; letter from the department chair requesting access is required; picture ID required Library entrance; No borrowing
Visiting Scholars — Borrowing Borrowing card; issued at Library Reception; expiration dates vary A scholar invited to the university by a Biola department; letter from the department chair requesting access is required; department assumes financial responsibility for the scholar; picture ID required Library entrance; Borrowing: 10 books, 5 media
Spouses, Siblings, and Children of Biola Students and Employees Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee; expires at the end of the current term Users 13 years of age or older must purchase a library card; card is not required for users 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 Library entrance; No borrowing
Biola Youth Academics Students and Parents Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee; expires at the end of the current term Users 13 years of age or older must purchase a library card; card is not required for users ages 12 and under, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times; BYA parent with ID must show proof of enrollment Library entrance; No borrowing
Tutors or Aides of Biola Students Entrance card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee; expires at the end of the current term Tutors or aides must be accompanied by Biola member with ID during 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