The Biola Store provides an on-campus resource for students, staff, faculty, and the general public. The following services are available:
The Biola Store provides a wide selection of books, greeting cards, gifts, gift cards, emblematic clothing and other logo items, and school supplies. The Book Store stocks many Bibles at a 25% discount from the retail price. The convenience store section offers candy, snacks, soft drinks, juices, and sundries.
Faculty & Staff Discounts
Faculty and staff (exclusive of student employees) are entitled to a 10% discount in the Biola Store (does not include textbooks). To receive a staff/faculty discount, please present your Biola Staff/Faculty ID Card to the cashier before the transaction is entered into the cash register.
Purchases billed to university departments are entitled to a 20% discount in the Biola Store.
*Discounts do not apply to class rings, diploma frames, or the purchase of gift cards.
Departmental purchases may be directly billed to the department. They may only be authorized by persons who appear on the Authorized Signers' List published by the Accounting department. Purchases must be within the approval authority of the signer as noted on this list.
There are two ways in which department purchases may be made: an authorized signer may sign for the purchase at the cash register, or an authorized signer may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com which includes the unauthorized signers name, account numbers, and total amount the unauthorized signer may spend.
Please call ahead for quantity purchases or special orders.
Methods of Payment
The Biola Store accepts cash, personal checks, Biola Store gift cards, and Master Card, Discover, Visa, and American Express credit cards. All purchases by check require acceptable forms of identification: a Biola ID Card or valid driver's license.
Merchandise Returns and Refunds
Merchandise, except textbooks and computer store items, may be returned within these guidelines:
- Returned items must be in a saleable condition.
- A refund is available for merchandise returned with a receipt.
- Items returned without a receipt are eligible for store credit.
- Occasionally, sale or clearance merchandise may be sold on a non-returnable basis and will be clearly marked as to these terms of sale.
- The Textbook Return Policy is posted in the store for each semester.
The Biola Store encourages special orders. Contact the Customer Service Representative for specific information.
The Biola Store encourages Biola faculty to utilize the Biola Store as a source of supplies for Biola students. Faculty may submit a recommended supply list to the Biola Store management.
Textbook Desk Copies
Most publishers will supply faculty with complimentary desk copies of required textbooks. Departments are responsible for requesting desk copies from the publishers. It is the policy of the Biola Store not to purchase desk or complimentary copies either from vendors or at the buy-back.
To protect Biola University against legal exposure due to copyright infringement, the Biola Store offers a copyright clearance service to the Biola faculty for course pack materials that are to be sold in the Biola Store. To take advantage of this service, professors must complete a Course Pack Order Form and an Academic Permission Form (available from the Biola Store Office) for each course pack and submit these, with the manuscript, to the Biola Store. The Biola Store will seek written permission to reproduce the copy and pay royalty fees (if any) to the copyright holder(s). It is the policy of the Biola Store not to sell course packs for which there is no written copyright permission or a signed affidavit from a Biola faculty member that the course pack does not contain copyrighted works.