The university welcomes patrons not affiliated with APU as a student, faculty member, or staff member to use the APU libraries’ resources. Priority is given to the APU community, and certain restrictions on database use and electronic resources may exist. Although we try to accommodate all library patrons, APU students, faculty and staff do have priority over Courtesy Patrons in the use of library facilities and services.

Borrowing Materials

To borrow materials, visitors must complete the APU Guest Library Patron Registration form, available at the Circulation Desk at the Stamps, Marshburn, and Darling libraries, and present it with a photo ID.

In addition, APU alumni must present an alumni card (available from the Office of Alumni Engagement), and area clergy must present a business card. SCATLA members must present the card issued by their school. SCELC members must present the form issued by their school. Community residents can pay $20 per year for the privilege of using the internet or $100 per year for internet use and book check-out privileges. Courtesy Patrons must live in the following cites to be eligible for a Courtesy Patron Card: Azusa, Glendora, Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, La Verne, Monrovia, Irwindale, Claremont, Pomona, Diamond Bar, or Walnut. The fee is waived for APU alumni, area clergy, and SCATLA and SCELC members.

Courtesy Patrons must present a photo ID and a valid Courtesy Patron card to check out books (maximum five items per visit). Date due bookmarks are available at the Circulation Desk. The loan period for most materials is three weeks. Reserve materials may not be checked out by Courtesy Patrons. Because of our contractual arrangements with the organizations involved, Courtesy Patrons are not permitted to use the University's InterLibrary Loan or LINK+ facilities.

Courtesy Patrons do not have access to online library account functions. Renewals can be requested by contacting the circulation desk at the Stamps, Marshburn, or Darling libraries.

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 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.

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