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.

Take a Tour

Ames Free Library, in partnership with, is excited to make available guided tours of the Ames Free Library Grounds and building through an easy to use and free downloadable app. The app wprks on all major smart phones and internet capable devices as well as your home computer. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your public library, your town, and the cast of characters throughout history that have made Ames Free Library possible? Then download the app and give it a try. it only takes a minute and is of course FREE! And check the app often as new tours and exhibits are added regularly!


Download the app.


 Can't make it out to the library for a tour? Take one online HERE.