Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"



The Ames Free Library is proud to provide our patrons access to thousands of eBooks and related digital content through two primary platforms: Hoopla & OverDrive. Both are great resources that provide you with access to a vast array of eBooks, audiobooks, movies and related digital content. As always, if you are having trouble using any of the Ames Free Library's online resources, feel free to stop by the reference desk or schedule a one on one session with your very own librarian HERE!




Hoopla is an online streaming service for public libraries offering feature films, documentaries, music albums and audiobooks. Library patrons may use their web browser or mobile device to use hoopla. The content is always available without waitlists. To get started, visit

OverDrive is a user friendly platform that the SAILS Library Consortium, of which the Ames Free Library is a member, partners with to provide free ebooks, audiobooks and more to our collective patrons. A valid library card and PIN are required to use OverDrive. Need help using OverDrive? Try this easy OverDrive Tutorial