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For Alumni

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

Library Entrance

All alumni must have an Alumni ID card or One-Day Pass for library entrance. Children of alumni must remain with a parent or guardian at all times while using the library.

To obtain an Alumni ID card, email Alumni Engagement ( or visit the office in person. In addition to entrance, services available to alumni include the following:

  • access to public computers and WiFi
  • access to all subscription databases from within the library
  • remote access to selected databases
  • printing, copying and scanning services
  • in-person research assistance at the Information Desk

Study room reservations, borrowing material, interlibrary loan, and research consultations are not available to alumni.

See Library Access for more information.

Access to Library Databases

On Campus

  • Biola alumni may access all library databases from within the Biola Library.
  • When on campus, alumni do not use their Biola login. Instead, they should follow printed instructions, which can be obtained from the Information Desk or Reception Desk.

Off Campus

  • Alumni may use the search box on the homepage to view the holdings of the Biola Library, but full access to library resources is restricted.
  • Alumni have access to selected library databases from off-campus. With the exception of the ATLASerials, Religion Collection for Alumni database, alumni use their former Biola email address and password to log in. For assistance obtaining this information, contact the IT Helpdesk.
  • Note the special instructions to access the ATLASerials, Religion Collection for Alumni database:
    • This database cannot be accessed with a Biola login. Instead, alumni should contact Alumni Engagement ( or 562-903-4728) for the user ID and password.

Printing & Copying

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.