In order to provide additional housing facil ities, the Institute in 1946 leased the Acacia Hotel, on the corner diagonally across Sixth Street. This is used to house men students, with one floor reserved for married couples (without children), both of whom are registered students.
LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION The Bible Institute is located on Hope Street near Sixth in downtown Los Angeles, seven blocks from the Greyhound Bus Terminal and six blocks from the Santa Fe Bus Station. It is approximately two miles from the Union Railway Station. Students arriving in Los Angeles by bus or train and unfamiliar with the city should take a cab to 558 South Hope Street. Yellow Cab service is available at any station. BOOK ROOM The school operates the Biola Book Room, a fully-stocked Christian Book Store handling the textbooks used in all the classes of the various departments of the school, Bibles, Christian books of all publishers, tracts, Sunday School and Church supplies, rewards and novelties, sacred records, stationery, and greeting cards. LIBRARY FACILITIES The Biola Library at present contains more than 16,000 volumes. The reading room is commodious and adequate, and books easily accessible. The book stock includes bound volumes of periodicals, a Braille stock of 200 titles, 43 talking books, etc. There are over 500 pamphlets in the library together with representative periodicals. In addition to this, there is a special Bible exhibit of old and foreign Bibles, and a tabernacle model. The Library is catalogued on the Dewey Decimal System and shelved on the Cutter System. The Library Department has access to the vast Los Angeles Public Library col lection through inter-library loans. The Library also functions as a repository and checking point for visual aid material which includes three projectors, besides flannel graph and visual material, and also about 500 musical records of sacred, concerto, and symphonic material. Biola offers a major in Christian Education with a minor in Library Science. The training offered in the Library Department is supplemented by field trips to the Hunt ington Memorial Library and other important libraries in the area. Graduates of this course are already occupying positions as librarians in various Bible colleges and Chris tian institutions. The Staff includes, besides the Head Librarian, two full time (Cataloguer and Head Desk Clerk) and six part time assistants. The School of Missionary Medicine Library is found in Room 908B. This Library now has more than 700 medical volumes. The students in the School of Missionary Medicine are given free access to the Los Angeles County Medical Association Library. 17
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