Use a Library Computer

Library computers are primarily intended to support the learning, teaching, and research needs of current Biola students, faculty, and staff. To log in to a library computer, enter your Biola NetID and password. Guest users will need to get a guest login from the Reception Desk, located near the library entrance. Please note that all users are expected to abide by the university’s Network Usage Policy. When using a public computer, you must save your work to a USB drive or Google Apps Account.  All files saved or downloaded temporarily to the computer are deleted at regular intervals.

Available Computers

The library has a number of public computers distributed on all three levels.

  • Middle Level: 12 Mac computers, 56 Windows computers
  • Middle Level (Library Instruction Lab): 32 Windows computers
  • Upper Level @ the circle: 10 Mac computers
  • Lower Level @ the circle: 10 Mac computers
  • Lower Level (classroom Library 140): 25 Mac computers
  • Lower Level (classroom Library 141): 35 Windows computers

The following specific-use stations are also available:

  • Assistive technology station
  • Self-checkout station
  • Stand-up catalog stations
  • Media stations
  • Micrographic scanning station
  • Desktop scanning stations
  • Black & white and color printing stations

To find other places on campus with available computers, see a complete list of labs and classrooms.

Computer Software

In addition to Microsoft Office and a plethora of other software, the library computers provide access to the Internet, licensed databases, and the Pharos print and copy system. For a complete list of software installed and available for use on the public computers, see the Lab Software Catalog. Some software will have "maximum simultaneous users" licenses and will not be available to everyone at the same time; use of this software is on a first come, first serve basis. Personal software may not be installed on library computers.

Technical Support

If you need assistance with a library computer, visit the RSA Desk located on the Middle Level near the printers. Additional technical support may be found by contacting the IT Helpdesk, located in Metzger Hall.


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