Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


You may contact us through chat Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email us at Check out our list of online programs here!

We're Here for You!

Can't get to the Library? No problem! You can access everything you need from home:

  • Renew items online through the SAILS catalog.

  • eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, music, movies, and TV shows are all available digitally, via the Library's Downloads page. 

  • For young readers, the Library also offers Tumblebooks, where you can find additional books, videos, and games.

  • Students and scholars can access information on many topics through the Library’s online databases, and can also get assistance from a reference librarian online by submitting a simple form.

Questions? Please feel free to email us