AMBS Library & Bookstore Hours and Modified Services

Published: March 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the library will have abbreviated regular hours and longer campus hours. This will be the case at least for the remainder of the current semester. This gives us flexibility to respond to staff absences due to COVID-19.

Regular hours are Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm. During regular hours, the library will be fully staffed and ready to serve students, employees, community borrowers, and bookstore customers. Regular hours will be posted publicly on the library website. Regular hours may be suspended by seminary administration for health and safety reasons.

Campus hours are Monday to Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm. During campus hours, the library will be open only to AMBS students and employees. Some services may be unavailable at times, including library checkouts and bookstore transactions. Campus hours may be cancelled on short notice via an announcement to the all-campus email list.

We are implementing other changes in the library to help everyone stay safe and retain access to resources. Check out our Library Guide on COVID-19 for more information about library services during this time. 

  • We are delivering all reserve readings electronically. All reserve books are now in non-circulating status behind the library desk. Please fill in this form ( or see the library assistant to request a scan.
  • We are offering proxy pickup or mailing service for print books in our collection. See our guide for more details.
  • We are acquiring more e-books and providing scans of generous portions of print items in our collection.
  • We are quarantining recently returned books and wiping down frequently used surfaces.

Thank you for your understanding as we adapt to serve you. Let us know if you have any questions or special needs.

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