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AMBS Library Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

2020 Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The AMBS Library is taking the following actions to support students and faculty in the 2020 COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

  • Offering rich online resources, accessible through the library website
  • Wiping down public computers with antibacterial wipes and providing hand sanitizer
  • Following the advice of the AMBS Administrative Cabinet regarding public health precautions, including relieving staff who exhibit symptoms of infectious disease (see AMBS Information in navigation)
  • Providing our usual services for persons at a distance to anyone working remotely due to the pandemic
  • Offering a generous interpretation of fair use scanning for anyone affected by the pandemic
  • Offering on-demand scanning of reserve books and quarantining recently returned books

In this guide, you'll find more information about our special services for persons working remotely.

Library Hours & Building Access

AMBS library closed to the general public until further notice. Please see here for special services available to community borrowers and an online community borrower application.   The library will remain open for students and employees only. Scheduled hours are available on the library home page.

Students and employees wishing to visit the library can enter via the main sliding glass doors in Waltner Hall.  In the evenings, enter through the library's Tower Entrance and use the doorbell.


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

The navigation links on this guide (on the left hand side) provide more information about our services during the coronavirus pandemic and links to reliable information about the disease.


Faculty working at a distance

Additional services may be available for faculty working from a distance. Please Ask a Librarian for additional faculty-specific advice.

Interlibrary Loan Restrictions

The courier service employed by Indiana libraries to transport Interlibrary Loan materials has resumed service, so obtaining materials from other libraries is once again possible.  However, many libraries are still closed, and others are operating with reduced staff and resources--meaning that our ability to obtain materials is still affected.

Please be aware that ILL requests may take longer to fill, if we are able to fill them at all.