Library Access

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 the barcode on the back of your card, and the turnstiles will release to allow you entrance into the building. The type of card you apply for will determine your level of access and borrowing privileges. Your card is not transferable. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Card renewals require the same proof of status as was needed upon receipt of the original card. Lost or damaged Courtesy Cards or Entrance Passes cost $5.00 for replacement.

First time visitor?

Try out the library for free! Obtain a One-Day pass at the Library Reception Desk. Photo ID is required, and the pass expires at the end of the day.  You must obtain a library card through one of the below options upon your second visit.  The pass does not grant borrowing privileges, and provides limited access to other library services.

Auditors

*Free Entrance Pass or $50 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 semester from date of application

  • For students auditing a course at Biola University; Proof of enrollment is required

  • Choice of free Entrance Pass or discounted ($50) Courtesy card

  • Entrance Pass includes no borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

  • Discounted Courtesy card includes borrowing privileges (including Course Reserves); limited access to other library services

Biola Alumni

*Free Alumni Card; issued at Alumni Relations Office

*Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals

  • Only available to Biola alumni

  • Alumni cards must be activated at the library before use

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Biola Students, Staff, and Faculty

*Free Biola ID; issued at Student Services

*Valid with current semester status as student, staff, or faculty

  • Must be currently enrolled/employed as a student, staff, or faculty member

  • Includes borrowing privileges and access to all library services

Board Members

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For current Biola board members; proof of status required

  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Clergy and Missionaries

$50 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For clergy members, missionaries, or parachurch staff; proof of status required

  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Community Members

$100 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Emeriti

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals

  • For emeriti members; proof of status and picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges and access to all library services

Employee Spouses

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For spouses of current Biola staff or faculty

  • Biola member must be present on first visit

  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Family Members of Current Biola Students, Staff, or Faculty

*Free Entrance Pass; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For immediate family members of current Biola students, staff, or faculty; family members must be accompanied by the Biola member with ID during time of application

  • Family members must be at least 12 years of age; No borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

LINK+ Members

*Free LINK+ access; card issued at LINK+ library

  • For patrons who belong to a LINK+ library that participates in the Pick-up Anywhere or Visiting Patron program

  • Bring library card or student ID card for Biola entrance

  • Includes borrowing privileges for LINK+ items; limited access to other library services

President’s Circle

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For current members of the president’s circle; proof of status required

  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Reciprocal Students

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires at end of current semester unless agreement indicates a different date

  • For current students at participating Reciprocal schools (not LINK+); picture ID and proof of status required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Retired Employees

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals

  • For retired Biola staff or faculty; proof of status and picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

STAR Students and Family Members

*Free Entrance Pass or $100 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expires 1 year from date of application

  • For students currently enrolled in the STAR program and immediate family members of STAR students; no age requirement; proof of enrollment required

  • Each family member must obtain his or her own pass

  • Choice of free Entrance Pass or ($100) Courtesy card

  • Entrance Pass includes no borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

  • Courtesy card includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Visiting Scholars

*Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception Desk

*Expiration dates vary

  • For scholars invited to the University through a Biola department; letter requesting access must be issued from the department chair and presented to the Library Reception Desk

  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required

  • Includes borrowing privileges; limited access to other library services

Download Library Card Application

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13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
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