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Distance Services

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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, and Libraries Near You.


Libraries Near You

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.

Using Local Libraries

A local public or academic library may provide some materials for AMBS course work. Search AMBS WorldCat for the item you need.  Then scroll down to "Libraries Worldwide" and enter your city and state in the "Search location" box. The closest holding libraries to your city will display.

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 Karl Stutzman to make this request. Any fees are paid by the student.

Kansas Center Libraries

The Conference Resource Library, 2517 North Main, North Newton, KS (catalog search)

  • All books and other materials may be checked out by AMBS Kansas Center students and faculty
  • Pastoral ministry, biblical studies, Mennonite resources

The Bethel College Library and Mennonite Library and Archives also have fine resources for Kansas Center students and faculty.

Private and public academic libraries in Kansas have agreed to lend materials to state residents. This may be true in other states as well. Policies for community borrowers are typically posted on the library's website.