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Distance Services

We're here to help you succeed!

The AMBS Library has a team of professional staff, student assistants, and volunteers ready to serve you.

Call 574-296-6253 or e-mail [email protected].

Use the navigation links to explore the services available to you: Document Delivery, Books by Mail, Borrowing from Seminary Libraries, and Other Libraries Near You.


Document Delivery

Library staff will e-mail journal articles and book chapters found in the AMBS library and partner libraries.

Requesting from Article search

The Articles tab on the library home page searches the ATLA Religion Database and Academic Search Premier. These databases list many journal articles and book chapters without online full text. If you see a citation that doesn't have a PDF available, click on the Find It button.

Find it at AMBS, or request a copy

To request a copy, choose the Request Form button. Fill out the form to submit your request to the AMBS Library.

A librarian will correspond with you to make any necessary arrangements. The article will come to you as an email attachment.

Scans from library books

When starting a research paper or sermon, you may need access to high-quality reference books and commentaries that are only available in the library's print collection. Or perhaps you need a chapter from a book that is in the library's circulating collection.

  1. Identify titles of the reference books or commentaries you want to use through the "books" search tab on the library home page.
  2. If you don't know what portion you will need, you may ask for a scan of the table of contents or index.
  3. E-mail [email protected] or call 574-296-6253 to request a scan from the section of the book you need.

The library cannot scan an entire book due to copyright restrictions, but we can scan a modest portion you need for a research purpose. Expect a response to your request within 24 hours on weekdays.