Light, so that the Light may shine through enlightened servant lead­ ers to the glory of God.

complex with a short-course Olympic pool; and a studio/ produc­ tion center for the Radio-TV-Film program. In the center of campus is the new library designed to enhance the technology of a 21st Century university - combining the best of books and computers in a variety of beautiful and functional research spaces. The latest addition to the campus is a state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer field with a three-lane, all-weather jogging track around it. The field is lit for night play. Other athletic facilities on campus include a newly expanded gymnasium now seating 2,300 for basketball, six lighted tennis courts, sohball and baseball diamonds, lighted outdoor courts for basketball and sand volleyball, an archery range, a well-equipped fitness center, and a natural turf soccer practice field. In addition to more than 15 acres of recreational facilities on campus, there are off-campus facilities in the 1OS-acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boulevard from the Biola campus. Biola has purchased a former medical office building at the corner of La Mirada Boulevard and Imperial Highway, less than half a mile from the northern edge of the main campus. The Biola Counseling Center is housed there as are the administrative offices of the BOLD program and other programs that serve the non-traditional students and the local community. To the southwest of the campus, less than a mile away, are several apartment complexes owned and operated by Biola. These include a mixture of undergraduate, graduate and married-student housing. The Library The Library serves Biola University as the central information resource facility, supporting all undergraduate and graduate programs with extensive resources, regardless of format or location, and a wide va ­ riety of services. Opened the fall of 2001, our state of the art, 9B,000 square foot. tri-level Library, located on the campus quad, integrates traditional print, modern online electronic, multimedia and audio­ visual resources. In an environment that respects the privacy of the individual scholar and facilitates dynamic, interactive, collaborative learning groups, our flexible Library will serve the University for many decades. In addition to a two-story, quiet current periodical reading room with mezzanine, the Library provides 23 group study rooms. The technology-rich instruction room serves 48 students in a class setting at 24 computer work stations, which are available for indi­ vidual students when not used for group instruction. Our local area network in the Information Commons allows up to 32 simultaneous users. Further, the Media Center provides 15 dedicated multimedia viewing and listening stations. The building provides space for over 800 individual study stations at carrels, tables and casual lounge reading seats equipped with data and power connections for laptop computer use. The upper-level study terrace and the middle-level Heritage Court offer more than 100 outdoor study spaces with wire­ less network connectivity. The 12-seat coffee and food court provides an informal setting for study, fellowship and nutrition breaks. The signature rooftop beacon symbolizes Biola's focus of bringing the

In addition to a growing collection of more than 285,000 print volumes, the library currently subscribes to more than 1,100 print periodical titles, with several journal back files dating from the 19th century. Further, thousands of additional periodical titles are avail­ able full-text online to anyone with authorized Internet access from anywhere, anytime. The diverse collection reflects Biola's enthusiasm and scholarly commitment to the integration of faith and learning in all academic disciplines, Bible history and translation, the historical roots of fundamentalism and evangelical Christianity, and worldwide Christian service. Special collections embrace extensive microform resources, selected Bible study tools in Braille, and curriculum resources for teacher education. The Library provides access to its holdings through a web-based online public access catalog and circulation system. Further, over 90 on line databases are available through our local area network and the library Internet home page. Library automation reflects the University's commitment to quality service and expanding resources through the electronic exchange of ideas and information. In addi ­ tion, adaptive technologies and fee-based photocopying, scanners, printers, microform readers and reader-printers and even typewriters facilitate resource use. In all, when completely furnished, the Library can seat over 900 patrons at a time. The Library is a gateway to the world of information and knowledge. It offers trained reference help at posted times to connect patrons to our own and other relevant library resources throughout the world. Reciprocal direct borrowing promotes Biolan access to the library resources at California State Universities at Fullerton and San Bernardino, as well as the libraries of the members of several local public, college, university, and seminary consortia and cooperatives. Interlibrary loan services facilitate borrowing resources from thou­ sands of libraries around the world. Networked computer services help Biola scholars access the Internet and international bibliographi­ cal and full-text databases through such vendors as OCLC First Search, EBSCOhost. ProQuest. J-Stor, Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, and NetLibrary. Seven professional librarians, a well-qualified paraprofessional staff, and many able student assistants provide service more than 90 hours per week during the regular campus semesters with adjusted schedules of service available year round. Media Center The Media Center of the Library offers a variety of audio-visual re­ sources to enhance the quality of communication and instruction by faculty and students. The Media Center has thousands of cataloged audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, laser discs and films that support Biola's academic programs, which are available for use at the Center's

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