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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

  1. Search for the item in the Library Catalog to see if Biola has it.
  2. If the item is available, click on Request to place a hold on it. See Library Pick-up Service or Mail to Home Service for more information.
  3. If Biola does not have the item or it is checked out (there will be a due date), search the LINK+ Catalog to request it from another library.
  4. If the item is not available through Biola or LINK+, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Book Chapters

  1. Search for the book in the Library Catalog to see if Biola has an ebook.
  2. If Biola does not have an ebook, request a book chapter through Interlibrary Loan.

Articles

  1. Note the publication that published the article - the journal, magazine, or newspaper.
  2. In the search box on the library website, use the Journals A-Z tab to search for the publication title, not the article title.
  3. If Biola does not have the full text of the article, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

 

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.