The BISLA library offers a wide array of literature fitted to our students’ study needs. After checking out the book you want, you can either take it home or read it in the reading room, which serves to provide a suitable learning environment. Every library user receives access to an online catalog, current newspapers, magazines, journals, and audiovisual materials.

Service is available for patrons to search for titles in the academic library BISLA from anywhere around the world using web browser. The online catalog searches by: title, author, subject, keyword, publisher, year of the publication. The search will show whether the book is available in the library or is checked out to patron.

How to check out materials

No materials may be removed from the library unless they are checked out (i.e. officially borrowed).

To check something out, do ONE of the following:
1. Send a photo of the book cover, the catalog number found on the back of the book, and your name and year to [CLICK]
2. Physically take the book up to the registrar’s office to check it out.
Materials may be checked out for a maximum of 30 days. The lender may request to have the item longer, unless it is requested by another party.

Readers' Responsibilities

All materials in the BISLA library are the property of BISLA. Thus, every lender and user of the library should treat the materials in the library with proper care. If you find a book or document has been damaged, please tell someone on the library personnel staff. Lenders are fully responsible for all damage discovered upon the item’s return and are obliged to pay replacement costs. Lost materials must be reported to the registrar.