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.

Ames Free Library Online Book Club - Bring Your Own Book Club

Announcing a special summer book club series!
This summer at AFL, BYOB stands for "Bring Your Own Book"! On the second Wednesdays of July and August at 1:30 p.m., join fellow readers to chat about your recent reads or an all time favorite. We'll get together online to swap recommendations and share a few laughs.
Come t.o the meeting prepared with the following info about the book (or books) you want to talk about:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Plot (spoiler free!)
  • What you liked or disliked about it (ex: characters, writing style, pacing, etc.)
  • Did you like it and would you recommend it?
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Event Location: