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.

Friends Book Sale & Silent Auction

On Saturday, December 14th during the Artisans Faire at Queset House, the Friends of the Ames Free Library will hold a Book Sale & Silent Auction from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm!

Come visit us on the second floor in the Digital Media Lab, where we will be offering a large selection of new and gently used holiday-themed and gift books, along with a Silent Auction for a gift certificate to Rosa’s Food Shoppe & Restaurant.

Your purchases will help the Friends support Library activities and programs, and buy items that are not in the Library’s budget.

We hope to see you there!

Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Digital Media Lab