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Borrow and Renew

Circulation Policies and Managing Personal Accounts.

Director of Library Services

Resource Access Librarian

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Kajsa Herrstrom
3003 Benham Ave
Elkhart, IN 46517


Library materials may be renewed twice for the same time period as the first loan. Renewals may be requested three ways:

  • Sign in to "My Account" in AMBS WorldCat
  • Via phone: 574-296-6253
  • Via e-mail:

Once you have reached your renewal limit, you will need to bring your item back to the library or be billed for it. You may immediately check it out again when you bring it back if there is not another need for it.

The library will not override the system to provide additional renewals when the item is not presented in person. This practice ensures fairness and provides a checkpoint to ensure that the library's materials can be located and remain in good condition.


All library materials are subject to recall if needed for course reserve or another special purpose. You will be contacted directly via e-mail if you need to bring back a book you have on loan. The library assistant will make arrangements to see that your needs for the item are met alongside other persons' needs. 

Checkout Periods

General Books

Community Borrowers

4 weeks

Students & Employees

Date selected at the end of each term.

Reserve materials

Inside Library 2 hours on honor system
Outside Library

24 hours

Other Collections

Reference Books 24 hours
Periodicals   24 hours
Audiovisuals 2 weeks
Papers 2 weeks
Equipment 24 hours

How to reset your password

1. Click set/reset password
location of set/reset password link on library login page
2. Enter your barcode and press "request new password"
Request new password screen

3. Look for an e-mail. For AMBS students and employees, it is typically delivered to your AMBS e-mail account. Click the link in the e-mail to set a new password. If you have checked your AMBS e-mail and do not get the message, contact the library staff to verify that your information is correct: 574-296-6253.
4.​ Put in your barcode and a password of your own choosing that conforms to the standards specified by the service.
Change password screen