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Information for local guest users of AMBS Library


To apply for a community borrower card, please fill out and print this form. You will need to bring the form in person to the AMBS Library, along with your photo ID.

You may check out two items from AMBS Library on your first visit. A library card will be created for you after your visit.

AMBS Library Resources for Guest Users

The library collection includes Bible study resources and books on all aspects of ministry as well as videos and sound recordings.

The library has quiet, comfortable and attractive places for study and reflection. Small groups may reserve a study room at the service desk.

Guests may access online resources during their visit to the AMBS library. Guests may inquire at the service desk about wireless Internet access and use of a library reference computer.


There is no fee for the community borrower card.

Community borrowers are encouraged to support library services through regular donations to AMBS.

Donations can be made online at


Church leaders and other interested individuals from the local area are invited to use the facility and borrow library materials.

An individual who resides in Elkhart County, Indiana and adjacent counties may apply for a community borrower card.

Community borrowers may not:

  • request materials from other libraries
  • borrow equipment
  • remotely access electronic resources

When a loaned item is seriously overdue or lost, the borrower must pay the item's replacement cost plus a $20 processing fee.

Circulation Periods

  • Four weeks: general stack books, subject to recall after two weeks
  • Two weeks: audiovisual materials, other special materials
  • Twenty-four hours: reference books, periodicals

A print-out of due dates may be requested at the check-out counter.

Subject Guide

Karl Stutzman