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Partner Libraries

The APU Libraries have made a number of cooperative agreements to allow APU students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other academic and public libraries.

LINK+

LINK+ is a cooperative arrangement between 53 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. It allows students, faculty, and staff from member libraries to electronically request an item not available in their own library, and to have that item delivered to their own library for check-out within 2 to 4 business days. APU will mail the book directly to Regional Center requestors.

Learn more about LINK+ and access the LINK+ catalog at www.apu.edu/
library/resources/linkplus/
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Many institutions that are members of LINK+ participate in its Visiting Patron program. This program allows a patron from a LINK+ library to use his/her library card in person at another LINK+ library. Items are checked out through LINK+ and are borrowed for the same time period as a LINK+ request. When visiting another library that participates in Visiting Patron, please have your library card and ID present at the time of checkout.

For the most current listing of LINK+ member libraries, see the LINK+ directory. To see which LINK+ libraries participate in the Visiting Patron program, see the LINK+ web site.

Inland Empire Academic Library Cooperative (IEALC)

IEALC is a cooperative arrangement between 17 academic libraries in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. It allows students to visit and borrow materials from participating libraries. Students must show their APU ID card and an IEALC card at the participating library in order to borrow books. This service is not available for faculty and staff. Apply for an IEALC card online.

For the most current listing of IEALC member libraries, see the IEALC membership list.

Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)

SCATLA is a cooperative arrangement between 18 theological libraries in Southern California. It allows graduate theology students and theology faculty members to visit and borrow materials from participating libraries. A research consultation is required in order to obtain a SCATLA card, and users must show their APU ID card and a SCATLA card at the participating library in order to borrow books. To apply for a SCATLA card, contact Michelle Spomer at mspomer@apu.edu or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5777; or Liz Leahy at lleahy@apu.edu or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 641.

For the most current listing of SCATLA member libraries, see the SCATLA directory.

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)

SCELC is a cooperative arrangement between 83 libraries throughout California. It allows faculty members to visit and borrow materials from participating libraries. A research consultation is required in order to obtain a SCELC card, and faculty members must show their APU ID card and a SCELC card at the participating library in order to borrow books. This service is not available for students or staff. To apply for a SCELC card, contact Jane Thorndike at jthorndike@apu.edu or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3281.

For the most current listing of SCELC member libraries, see the SCELC directory.