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|
|Book checkout period||21 days||21 days||21 days|
|Media Checkout period||7 days||7 days||7 days|
|Number of renewals||18||18||18|
|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 Campus, Online, and Off-campus Students
APU Regional Campus, 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.
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.
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 in Azusa, Glendora, Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, La Verne, Monrovia, Irwindale, Claremont, Pomona, Diamond Bar, or Walnut may register as a Courtesy Patron with internet access only ($20 per year) or as a Courtesy Patron with internet and check-out privileges ($100 per 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.