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Ames Public Library

Location:
620 Lincoln Way

Mailing Address:
515 Douglas Ave.
Ames, Iowa 50010

Fines, Renewals, etc:
(515) 239-5646

Reference Services:
(515) 239-5656

Mon-Thur: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

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Ames Public Library’s renovation and expansion is almost complete!

Timeline

Save these dates for the Library’s move back home, special events, and Grand REopening:

Watch for details here and on Facebook as we get closer to the Grand REopening of the renewed Ames Public Library!

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help move the Library to the expanded and renovated building. See the volunteering page for more information..

Service Changes

  • Interlibrary loan service and purchase requests will be suspended from July 1 until October 1.
  • Starting August 11, we will no longer place requested items on the hold shelves. If you find the item you want on the regular shelves, feel free to check it out! Otherwise, we will resume holding requested items when we reopen on September 14.

About the Renewal Project

Ames Public Library's project to renovate and expand the building at 515 Douglas Avenue will increase the size of the library by 63% to about 78,000 square feet. While construction continues, Ames Public Library's materials and services are available in its temporary location at 620 Lincoln Way (next to Hobby Lobby). The Bookmobile also makes weekly visits to neighborhoods throughout the community.Library Renewal Project Artist Rendering

Additional Resources