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.

Demos with Dana

Dana is available each Wednesday & Thursday morning at the Queset House to help you better navigate this digital age, and show you how to use the equipment and databases available to you with your library card.

Register for a session with Dana to learn about:

  •, which has over 4,000 video courses on such wide ranging subjects as entrepreneurship to photography to excel sheets to video recording. And thanks to the Ames Free Library, you get access to in all its glory FOR FREE.
  • Facebook; want to get on the bandwagon and join the crowd? Or do you already have an account but aren't quite comfortable using it yet? Dana will show you the ins and outs of connecting with friends and family on Facebook.
  • Selling on eBay. Do you have some awesome stuff you're looking to sell online? Then bring yourself and your treasures down to Queset House so that Dana can show you how to become a seller on eBay. From setting up your account, to taking flattering photos of your items, Dana and the Queset House have the skills and tools to get you selling in no time!
Each session is for one hour, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in any of the topics, or want to explore the other One-On-One with an Expert programs available, please sign up for a session HERE.
Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Office