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For Visitors

Library Access & Borrowing Materials

People entering the library

A Biola ID, Alumni Association ID, or other Biola library card will allow you entrance into the library via use of the turnstile entrance card readers. Simply scan your card and the turnstiles will release to allow you entrance into the building. Guests may apply for a library card at the Reception Desk. The type of card applied for will determine the level of access and borrowing privileges. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

See Library Access and Borrowing & Circulation for more information.

Wireless Network and Database Access

The Biola-Guest network provides access to guests similar to other open wireless networks, but with limited access to campus resources. However, any user on campus and logged into the wireless network may access library e-books, journals and other library databases. Off-campus access to online resources is restricted to currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and faculty emeriti.


  • 10¢ for black & white
  • 40¢ for color
  • Scanning to PDF is free, but a library card or copy card with funds is required to log into the copiers.

Purchased library cards may be used to copy or scan documents. Optionally, guests may purchase a copy card for $1 from a self-service kiosk located near Tech Commons. These kiosks may also be used to add funds to an existing library card or copy card. The kiosks will only accept bills (no coins) or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). To use a credit card, at least $10 must be added to the account.

Instructions for Guests

  • Swipe or tap the card at a copier near the Tech Commons.
  • Instructions for copying and scanning are posted above each copier.
  • Visit the Tech Commons for further information or assistance with the copiers.

Heritage Café

Heritage cafe sign

The Heritage Café, located near the entrance to the library, serves Starbucks beverages, acai bowls, fresh squeezed juices, gourmet sandwiches, and salads. Decorated with items from the Library Archives and remembrances from Biola’s history, the Heritage Cafe provides customers with the chance to reflect on Biola’s purpose and mission. Ample seating areas are available outside the Library and in an expanded lobby area inside 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. This code applies to all users of the Biola Library, including faculty, staff and members of the community. Thank you for your cooperation.