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Library Patrons

APU Students

While they are enrolled at APU, students have access to a large collection of print and online materials. Current students are automatically entered into the Libraries’ circulation database, which allows them to check out books and media and access online materials. Material check-out periods are as follows:

  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Doctoral Students
Max. items 100 100 500
Max. holds 15 15 20
Book checkout period 28 days 28 days 90 days
Media Checkout period 2 days 2 days 14 days
Number of renewals 4 4 4
LINK+ book checkout period 21 days 21 days 21 days
LINK+ media checkout period 7 days 7 days 7 days
LINK+ book renewal (media items may not be renewed) 21 days 21 days 21 days

Items can be renewed through a student's online library account.

Regional Center, Online, and Off-campus Students

APU Regional Center, online, and off campus students, faculty, and staff hold the same privileges and responsibilities as Azusa campus patrons, but their materials will be mailed (books, media, and kits) or emailed (articles) from the Azusa campus libraries. Mailing is free of charge, and pre-paid return envelopes are included.

Books and media may be requested by selecting "By Mail" as the pickup location on the request screen in the library catalog. Articles may be requested through the ArticleReach option in the library's databases and via the Article Finder form. More information is available on the Interlibrary Services page. Please call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3272 for any other questions regarding these transactions.

Check the library catalog for the location of the materials you need, and use LINK+ to request unavailable items.

Doctoral Students

Doctoral students may be able to reserve private study rooms in the Libraries for a semester. Space is limited and is allocated by department. Doctoral students should contact their department assistant to see if space is available.

University College Students

University College students have access to the following APU library resources (note that the links below use a special proxy designed for University College access):

The following services are not available to University College students:

  • checking out items from the APU Libraries
  • placing holds on books
  • requesting copies of print articles
  • LINK+
  • Interlibrary Loan

University College students who live near Azusa and would like to be able to check out books from APU may purchase a courtesy patron card for $20 per year. Community Patrons may use the Azusa campus library facilities, and may borrow up to 25 books at a time.

For more information, see the visitors page.

Visiting Students

APU participates in the LINK+ visiting patron program. Students from other LINK+ institutions may visit the APU Libraries and borrow APU library materials in accordance with LINK+ policies. Students who are part of other consortiums may need to contact their home libraries to arrange borrowing privileges.

Visiting students may receive one-time in-person access to APU online databases by registering as visitors at the circulation desk in any library.

Non-APU students who live near Azusa may wish to register as Courtesy Patrons with privileges (book checkout, computer use, etc.) by paying a fee of $20.00/year. A picture ID is required upon registration. The registration fee is waived for alumni and local clergy, who will need to show proof of alumni or clergy status. Courtesy Patron registration can be done at any library circulation desk.

For more information, see the visitors page.