Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Our service hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Email us at or call 508-238-2000

Our phones are very busy! If you are having trouble reaching us via phone, send us an email or use the chat box on the left.


Appointment-based window pickups of reserved material and external book drop

Reservation-based, 45-minute computer, printer, and scanner use

Online programs, plus eBooks, audiobooks, and databases for all ages

Returns: Book drop (located near handicapped parking spaces) is now open for all returns - returned items will be quarantined for several days prior to check-in. Fines for materials due 3/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 are waived.

AFL Teen Advisory Board

Are you between the ages of 12 and 18?

Do you want to have a say in what happens at YOUR library? 

If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board!

By joining the AFL Teen Advisory Board you can:

  •  Help plan events and programs at your library
  •  Help choose library materials, like books, movies, and games
  •  Help promote library awareness
  • Eat snacks...lots and lots of snacks.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 4-5 PM

Main Library, 53 Main Street

Teen Den

Event Location: 
Teen Den