AMBS serves a growing number of students (online, hybrid, and regional commuters) who rarely come to the library building in Elkhart. Through an expanding array of Church Leadership Center programs, AMBS provides continuing education to ministry practitioners across North America, many of whom also benefit from remote access to AMBS library resources. The library supports faculty initiatives to provide thought leadership for the church with focused attention on themes such as creation in travail, migration, and conflict/oppression. As more high quality online resources become available, both faculty and students work productively with only occasional visits to the physical library for print materials.
(These observations were made by Director of Library Services Eileen Saner in 2016, following in-depth conversations with faculty and students.)