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Library Entrance and Borrowing

Your Biola ID is your library card. If you plan to use the library on campus, bring your physical or mobile ID with you to enter the library through the turnstiles and check out library materials. Then access your library account to check for due dates and renew material.

See Library Access and Borrowing & Circulation for more information.

Access to Online Resources

To access online resources from the library, you will need to be authenticated as a registered or enrolled Biola student. When you click on a link to an online resource, such as an ebook, article or database, you will be prompted to log in with your Biola email address and set up multi-factor authentication. You will then be prompted every 30 days to verify your identity.

See accessing online library resources for more information.

Research Help

For quick questions, use Ask Us to chat, call, text or email your question to the library.

For in-depth research help, librarians are available for 30 minute research consultations online or in person at the Research Consultation Desk. When you make an appointment, you will be asked to provide some details about your project.

Book a research consultation now.

Interlibrary Loan

If the material you need is unavailable through the Biola library, eligible users may use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from another library. Book chapters and articles only available in a print format can also be requested through ILL and will be delivered digitally. All other items must be picked up in person at the Biola Library.

See Use Interlibrary Loan for more information.

Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

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.

Library Makerspace

Located on the middle level of the library, the Library Makerspace is a space where you can design and create for an idea, class project, special event or club. Equipment available for use includes 3D printers, Cricut cutters, Arduino electronics, sewing machines, button makers and more. Training and workshops are available.

See Library Makerspace for more information.

Tech Commons

The Biola Tech Commons, located on the middle level of the library, provides in-person technical services and support to students, staff and faculty. Phone, email and remote support assistance is also available.

See the Tech Commons website for more information.

Rhetoric & Writing Center

The Rhetoric & Writing Center provides feedback for writing projects at any stage—from outlines and early drafts to revisions and final edits — in a friendly, supportive environment, both face-to-face and online.

See the Rhetoric & Writing Center website for more information.

Learning Center

The Learning Center exists to provide students with academic assistance and support. There is a variety of tutoring resources available for most courses offered at Biola. Academic mentors are also available, as well as individualized ADA care plans and counsel for those diagnosed with medical, psychological, learning or physical conditions.

See the The Learning Center website for more information.