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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.


Public Libraries

You may be able to visit a library near your home to get resources you need. Determine whether your public library can obtain books for you from other libraries. Many states have efficient interlibrary lending operations.

In AMBS WorldCat, you can see when libraries near you have an item. Click on the title, scroll down in the "availability" area, and enter your address or postal code in the "search location" box. The list will automatically sort so the libraries appear in order based on their distance from your location.

Public University Libraries

Libraries at public, state-sponsored universities are often required by law to offer borrowing privileges to anyone residing in the state. These libraries typically have large research collections.

Private College, University and Seminary Libraries

Many private college, university, and seminary libraries offer guest privileges, sometimes for a small fee. However, some libraries at privately-run institutions are not open to the general public. The AMBS Library can make a request on your behalf to access a library that is not open to the general public. Contact Director of Library Services, Karl Stutzman to make this request. Any fees are paid by the student.