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.

Devising Our Times: Youth Playwriting & Acting Workshop

Thursdays, August 6 - 20 from 3 - 4:30 p.m., The Ames Free Library in collaboration with the MMAS Academy is proud to present Devising Our Times, a virtual playwriting workshop where students ages 10 - 17 will write, rehearse, and perform their own monologues and scenes. 

For more information and to register for all three workshop dates, visit our August 6 calendar event!