Get Materials from Other Libraries
LINK+ and Interlibrary Loan
This information pertains to Biola students, staff, faculty, faculty emeriti, and board members. If the material you need is unavailable through the Biola library, you can use LINK+ or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books and media from other
libraries and have them delivered to Biola. PDF scans of book chapters and articles can be delivered digitally.
Requesting Books, Media and Articles
To get the resource you need as quickly as possible, follow the procedure below:
Books and Media
- Search for the item in the Library Catalog to see if Biola has it.
- For online books and media, click on the full text link to read the content.
- For physical books and media, click on Request to place a hold for pickup at Biola or request the item be mailed to your home. See Library Pick-up Service or Mail to Home Service for more information.
- If Biola does not have the item or it is checked out (there will be a due date), you can search the LINK+ Catalog to request it from another library. Note that LINK+ items must be picked up from Biola Library or another LINK+ library in CA or NV.
- If the item is not available through Biola or LINK+, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan, but the item must be picked up at the Biola Library.
- Search for the book title in the Library Catalog to see if Biola has it.
- If the book is online, click on the full text link to read the chapter. In some cases, book chapters may also be downloaded and kept.
- If Biola does not have the book online, request the book chapter through Interlibrary Loan and a digital scan will be provided to you.
- Note the publication that published the article - the journal, magazine or newspaper.
- Use Journals A-Z to search for the publication title, not the article title.
- Results will indicate whether the journal can be found online through a library database.
- If the full text of the article cannot be found, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan and a digital scan will be provided to you.
For additional help, use the Ask Us service.
Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
The library participates in several reciprocal borrowing programs with other institutions in the United States and Canada. These agreements allow Biola members to physically use the collections and facilities of other libraries. Use the Reciprocal Agreements Chart to find a library near you and apply for access.