THE LIBRARY The Rose Memorial Library serves Biola University as the central library facility on campus, supporting the needs of all the undergraduate and graduate programs with extensive resources and a wide variety of services. In addition to more than 206,000 books, the library currently subscribes to more than 850 periodical titles, with a number of bound journal backfiles dating from the nineteenth century. Special holdings reflect Biola's enthusiasm and scholarly interest in Bible history and translation, the historical roots of fundamentalism and evangelical Christianity, and the worldwide witness of Christian missions. Auxiliary collections embrace extensive microform resources; many reference resources in Braille; comprehensive pamphlet files including maps, charts, mission resources, and a wide variety of topics in the liberal arts; and special holdings of text and curriculum resources appropriate to teacher education. To facilitate study and the use of library resources, the Rose Memorial Library provides access to several copy machines, rental typewriters, microfilm readers and read­ er-printers. Study tables and individual carrels can accommodate approximately 400 patrons at any one time. Library services offer trained reference help at all times, with special effort made to relate students and faculty to other important library resources of the southern California area and throughout the nation. Reciprocal borrowing privileges are available for under­ graduate and graduate students to use the impressive resources at California State University at Fullerton. Traditional interlibrary loan services are provided. Computer services, in-house and by network, help scholars to access the national bibliographical data bases of OCLC and DIALOG. Five professional librarians, supported by a dozen regular staff and numerous student assistants, comprise a library workforce dedicated to service over a span of 77 hours per week during the regular semester. MEDIA CENTER The Media Center services the equipment and non­ book instruction needs of the University. Equipment and instructional materials are located on the McNally portion of the campus. The collection of material includes motion pictures and film clips, filmstrips, audio tape recordings, video tape recordings, disc records, overhead transparencies, slides and other types of educational material. Appropriate equipment is avail­ able for large group, small group or individual study of the instructional materials. Production of slides, filmstrips, thermal or diazo transparencies as well as many other services are avail­ able to the faculty upon request. THE ROLE OF MICROCOMPUTERS IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY Biola University believes that the microcomputer is an increasingly valuable tool and that one of our educa­ tional goals should be to prepare students for a world in

which the computer will continue to play a significant role. Accordingly, it is our desire to integrate computer usage into the university curriculum. Thus, the University provides access to Macintosh microcomputers for every student and requires their use in freshman English. It is the intent of the University, over time, to require the use of these microcomputers over a wide spectrum of the curriculum. The microcom­ puter of choice at Biola University is the Macintosh. The computer centers and Macintosh labs located across the campus help provide the necessary micro­ computer access for students. Additionally many students have chosen to acquire their own Macintosh. This microcomputer, along with a variety of software and hardware accessories, is available for purchase at the Biola Bookstore at very attractive prices for enrolled students. Complete details are provided to all interested students. Because of the cooperative relationship between Biola University and Apple Computers, Inc., the University has access to technological innovations, seminars, technical expertise and on-line telecommuni­ cations with other universities across the nation. In addition, Biola University is involved as a test site for the evaluation and development of innovations from Apple Computer, Inc. COMPUTER CENTER Located within the bookstore, the Computer Center is designed to meet the computer requirements of the campus for hardware, software and related accessories and are available to Biola faculty, staff and registered Biola students at discounts. Featuring Apple's Macintosh, the Computer Center provides the comput­ ing tools that the students will find useful in their course of study at Biola. Several courses, including Freshmen English, require that students have access to the Macintosh for completion of course requirements. The Computer Center is intended to serve the Biola campus community for computers, related software and accessories. These are sold exclusively to enrolled students, faculty and staff and are strictly for the purpose of enhancing the educational process. All areas of the Biola Bookstore will have special hours during summer and vacation times; reduced hours during Interterm. Please check with the Bookstore. BOOKSTORE The Biola Bookstore is open Monday through Saturday with evening hours Monday through Thursday for the convenience of students, faculty and staff. All required textbooks as well as general books and supplies are available. The bookstore has a large selection of Christian books, and offers Bibles in a vari­ ety of styles and bindings at substantial discounts. Biola insignia clothing and a large selection of cards, supplies, gift items, music, and personal care items are also available.

Since the early 1980s, Bio/a has integrated computers throughout its curriculum. Several Macintosh labs are located on campus providing each student with access to terminals. Special discount programs are available to students wishing to purchase Apple computers.

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