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.

TED Talk Thursdays

Expand your horizons with TED Talk Thursdays. TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on wide variety of topics including from science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk Thursday, we will watch three TED talks on a common theme and discuss the talks. A list of recommended books that expand on the TED Talk topics will also be available. 


March 14: "Unusual Lives"

April 11: "Change"

May 9: "Fear"

June 13: "Success"

July 11: "Storytelling"

August 8: "Stigma"

September 12: "Fate"

October 10: "Science Fiction"

November 14: "Friendship"

December 12: "Creativity"

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room