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For Alumni

The Library welcomes all graduates of the university and is pleased to provide the following benefits.

Library Access & Borrowing

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. Children (ages 13-17) of alumni must remain with a parent or guardian at all times while using the library.

Library entrance or borrowing may be purchased for a nominal fee. Biola alumni are issued a free Alumni ID card from Auxiliary Services. Alumni ID cards must be activated at the Library Reception Desk before being used for library entrance or borrowing.

Library Entrance (free for one year from the date of graduation, then $25 per year)

  • Entrance to the library
  • Access to public computers and WiFi
  • Access to all subscription databases from on campus
  • Printing, copying and scanning services
  • In-person research assistance from library staff

Library Entrance and Borrowing ($50 per year)

  • All library entrance privileges mentioned above
  • Plus borrowing of library materials (25 items)

See Library Access and Borrowing & Circulation for more information.

Alumni Accessible Databases

Biola alumni may access all library databases from on campus, provided they are logged into the Biola network. Note that only selected databases are available to alumni from off-campus. Off campus access to selected databases may require a NetID login or a login provided by Alumni Relations. See the list of alumni accessible databases for a detailed description of each database and instructions.

Library Computers

Alumni can use their NetID to use a library computer. Alternatively, they can get a guest account from Tech Commons, which is located on the middle level of the library.

Printing & Copying

Wepa is an easy-to-use printing and copying service that supports seven ways to print. Printing devices are located on the upper and lower levels of the Library, and book scanners are located on the middle and lower levels of the Library.


  • Black & White Single-sided: $0.15
  • Black & White Double-sided: $0.30
  • Color Single-sided: $0.60
  • Color Double-sided: $1.20
  • Scanning to PDF is free. Please follow Wepa's scanning instructions.

Alumni can pay for print jobs using the following payment methods:

  • Wepa account funds
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

How-to Guides & FAQ:

For help, contact Wepa Support.

Research Help

Alumni with library entrance privileges can stop by the Information Desk during open library hours or use the Ask Us service to chat, call, text, or email a question to the library.

Code of Conduct

The Biola Library Code of Conduct is designed to create a safe and quiet environment for all patrons to enjoy. The library and its contents is a shared resource and, as such, requires all patrons to treat it, and the other patrons who use it, with respect and consideration. Library users are responsible for informing themselves of library policies.