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AMBS Library Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Criteria for Reopening

The AMBS Library remains closed to the public.  AMBS Librarians are monitoring the latest data on the local COVID-19 situation, and have established criteria to guide our reopening to the community.  Based on the best available data, Elkhart County must meet the following criteria for 14 consecutive days in order for the AMBS Library to reopen to the public:

  • New daily positive cases below 20 (or .01% of population)
  • Testing positivity rate below 5%


Update 4/22/2021:  

  • New positive cases:  216
  • Testing Positivity Rate:  10.69%


Services to Community Borrowers

Even while we are closed to the public, we will continue offering services to allow you access to our collection.  Contact us today to take advantage of these services:

  • We are offering "curbside pickup" of library items. Request materials via the hold request function in the catalog or by emailing the library. You will be alerted when your books become available for pickup in the vestibule just inside the main entrance sliding doors.
  • We continue to offer scanning services for book chapters, articles, reference materials, etc.  Visit to make a request.