For Staff

Borrowing Library Materials

Your Biola ID is your library card. You must have it with you to check out materials, place holds or renew items. You may not check out items using another patron's card. Renewals can be made twice online using your library account or unlimited times at the Circulation Desk. Staff borrowing privileges are as follows:

Material Type Number of Items Loan Duration
Books 25 4 weeks
Media 10 1 week
Reserves 3 (varies)

Please check your library account for due dates or to view any outstanding fines, fees and/or charges. As a courtesy, we send reminder notices two days prior to the due date. Overdue and fine notices are also sent within four days after the due date. However, failure to receive a notice does not exempt you from the charges.

See Borrowing & Circulation for more information.

Research Help

We encourage you to stop by the Reference Desk during open library hours for expert assistance with your research. You can also use the Ask Us service to chat, email, text, or call a librarian.


The library has created online research guides to assist students in using library resources. Some guides are tailored to specific disciplines or courses, while others address broader research concepts like properly citing sources or using various databases. See a list of LibGuides here. Requests for new guides may be submitted to Stacie Schmidt.

Getting Material from Other Libraries

We understand that sometimes you’ll need resources unavailable at the Biola Library. Fortunately, we have a number of agreements with other libraries that allow us to get material for you. LINK+ and Interlibrary loan (ILL) are services that allow you to request items from other libraries and have them delivered to Biola.

See Get Materials from Other Libraries for more information on LINK+ and Interlibrary Loan.

Departmental Printing and Copying

Staff may print and copy using departmental funds. To do so, please contact your department secretary to make sure your NetID is associated with your department’s account for this purpose. To print using department funds in the library, send your print job from any computer. Go to any Konica Minolta Bizhub copier (located on all three levels), swipe your ID card, and select your department rather than personal account.

More instructions can be found here.

Media Equipment

A wide variety of media equipment (laptops, iPhone and Mac chargers, projectors, adaptors, TVs, DVD players, recording and sound amplification devices, etc.) can be checked out from Media Services, located on the middle level of the library. Mastering and duplication of audio and video material is also available.

See Media Services for more information or to request media equipment or services.

Heritage Cafe

The Heritage Cafe, 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. The full menu and hours can be found here.

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.

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