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.

READO Book Bingo

READO (our book version of Bingo) is a fun way to wind down your year! Open to all school-aged children and their siblings. The winner of each round gets to pick a free book from our prize collection, and gets to be the caller for the next game!

We start at 2; stop in when you can.

Event Location: 
Children's Room, Main Library