News & Exhibits


Welcome from the Dean of the Library

On behalf of the terrific faculty and staff of Biola Library I welcome you to a new academic year at the Library. We had a busy summer making many changes to enhance your library experience. We have made changes in our physical space to make room for the new Tech Commons. Stop by and meet the Tech Commons staff who can meet your printing, computer, apps, and media needs. We have also moved the DVDs and CDs to the Lower Level and we will be creating a more unified Music and Arts area there. We have reorganized our Liaison Librarian program to align our library faculty with the new Schools of Science, Technology, and Health, Fine Arts and Communication, and Humanities and Social Sciences. We also added a Liaison Librarian to focus on student constituencies (first year and transfer students) and alumni. We added new furniture in the Reading Room and the group study rooms. We also offer a new Test Proctoring service to meet the needs of patrons who require testing services. We do all these things and more in an effort to live out our values of Service, Scholarship, and Stewardship. We are blessed that God has led you to Biola and please let us know how we can help you succeed in all your academic work.

In His Service,
Gregg S. Geary, Ph.D.
Dean of the Library

Biola Library Joins ACL and ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Programs

Biola University Library is now participating in two new reciprocal borrowing programs offered by the following associations—the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL), and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).  Biola students currently enrolled in a graduate program and whose library account is in good standing may be eligible to participate in one or both programs. The programs are not available to undergraduate students, staff or faculty at this time. Please visit the Reference Desk for specific information about each reciprocal borrowing program, including a list of participating ACL and ATLA libraries around the country. Graduate students may participate in these programs by visiting or contacting the Reference Desk to obtain an authorization form which is issued for the current Biola semester or term. Library access and checkout privileges are determined by the lending library.

For more information, please contact Reference Services at (562) 903-4838, or email Julie Ellis, Head of Access Services,


Art Exhibit: Veils & Viscera

Fall 2017 - Biola University Library, Middle Level

Veils & Viscera features artwork by five recent women alumni. Utilizing a wide variety of media – painting, knit & woven fibers, mixed-media sculpture, and more – they share an affinity for a unique kind of emotionally invested abstraction. Though most of the imagery is non-figurative, the work often evokes the presence of a body/figure through affective and emotional exploration of materials. Furthermore, the frequent use of veil motifs acts to draw the viewer in while also preventing full-disclosure.

The exhibition features artwork by:

Lex Aquilina (Class of 2016) -
Laura Catherine Soto (Class of 2013) -
Sydney Walters (Class of 2014) -
Katie Wigglesworth (Class of 2012) -
Amanda Yamashita (Class of 2014) -
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