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 your card and the turnstiles will release to allow you entrance into the building. Community users may apply for a library card at Library Reception. The type of card you applied for will determine your level of access and borrowing privileges. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

First time visitor?

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


Biola Students and Staff

Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services

  • Valid with current status as a Biola student or staff employee
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 25 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves
  • Includes remote access to subscription databases

Biola Faculty and CCT Scholars

Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services

  • Valid with current status as Biola faculty
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves
  • Includes remote access to subscription databases

Biola Board Members and Faculty Emeriti

Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services

  • Biola ID card must be activated at Library Reception before use
  • Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 50 books, 10 media, 3 course reserves

Retired Employees

Free Biola ID; issued at Auxiliary Services

  • Biola ID card must be activated at Library Reception before use
  • Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

Biola Alumni

Free Alumni Card; issued at Alumni Relations

  • Alumni cards must be activated at Library Reception before use
  • Expires 1 year from date of application; free renewals
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 25 books, 10 media, 0 course reserves
  • Includes remote access to selected subscription databases

President's Circle Members 

Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • Proof of status required
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

Biola Employee Spouses

Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee required

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • For spouses of current Biola staff or faculty
  • Biola member must be present on first visit
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

Visiting Scholars

Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee required

  • 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 Library Reception
  • Must be 18 years or older; picture ID required
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

LINK+ Members

Free LINK+ access with institutional ID; 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

Reciprocal Students

Free Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception

  • Expires at end of current semester unless agreement indicates a different date
  • For current students at participating reciprocal schools (not LINK+); verification varies per reciprocal agreement; check with your home library for eligibility
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

Family Members of Current Biola Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni

Entrance Pass; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee required

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • For immediate family members of current Biola students, staff, faculty, or alumni; family members must be accompanied by the Biola member with ID during time of application
  • No borrowing privileges

Biola Youth Academics Students and Family Members

Entrance Pass; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee required

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • For students currently enrolled in a BYA program and immediate family members of BYA students; proof of enrollment required
  • Each family member must obtain his or her own pass
  • No borrowing privileges

Auditors

Entrance Pass; issued at Library Reception; $8 set-up fee required

  • Expires 1 semester from date of application
  • For students auditing a course at Biola University; proof of enrollment is required
  • No borrowing privileges

Clergy and Missionaries

$50 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • For clergy members, missionaries, or parachurch staff; proof of status required
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves

Community Members

$30 Entrance Pass; issued at Library Reception

  • Expires 30 days from date of application
  • For any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required
  • No borrowing privileges

OR

$100 Courtesy Card; issued at Library Reception

  • Expires 1 year from date of application
  • For any person at least 18 years of age; picture ID required
  • Includes borrowing privileges: 10 books, 5 media, 0 course reserves
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