Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


All services below are FREE with your Ames Free Library card, and titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period - meaning no late fees, ever!

Libby App


A new, easy to use service from Overdrive! Through the Libby app, you can download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.

For an introduction and instructions on using Libby, visit our Tutorials page. Or for an in-person tutorial, book an appointment with Dan Paré at Queset House!

Overdrive app


eBooks, audiobooks*, and magazines are available through the Overdrive app! Browse through our Overdrive page to see what is available through the Ames Free Library. Overdrive is available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, or Windows 8/10. 

For an introduction and instructions on using Overdrive, visit our Tutorials page. Or for an in-person tutorial, book an appointment with Dan Paré at Queset House!

*NOTE: Effective September 4, 2019, Overdrive will be ending support for OverDrive for Mac. This means that Mac users will no longer see the option to download audiobook titles. Please feel free to try Libby for audiobooks instead! You also have the option to listen to audiobooks directly through your browser using OverDrive Listen.

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital

Are you an Ames Free Library cardholder looking for movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows? These can be enjoyed using your web browser, phone, tablet, Kindle Fire (Fire OS 5.0.0 or newer) or TV. To get started with Hoopla, follow these steps:

  • Register for a Hoopla account on This is all you will need to do if you would like to stream digital content directly through your desktop browser.
  • To use Hoopla on your mobile device, after you have registered for a Hoopla account, use your mobile device to download the Hoopla app at the bottom of the Hoopla Digital main page (pick the app store that corresponds to your device).
For an introduction and instructions on using Hoopla, visit our Tutorials page.