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the City of Ames.

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Customer Request Form

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Please use this form to request items not found in the Ames Public Library catalog


Staff will determine, based on budget, publication date, and whether or not the item is of interest to other library customers, if the library will purchase the item or try to borrow it from another library on interlibrary loan.


In order to make a request, your account must be in good standing (no charges over $10 on an Individual Account or $20 on a Family Account).


Limits per customer:  5 purchase requests in a calendar year; 5 interlibrary loan requests in the system at any given time with no annual limit.


Fields marked with a (*) are required.
* Title:
Author/Artist First Name:
Author Last Name:

Magazine/Periodical Articles (Leave blank for book requests.):

* Article Title:
* Periodical Title:

* Date, Volume,
Pages, etc:

Publication Date:

ISBN Number:

What type of item is this?

* What format is preferred?

Special Notes:

* Your First Name:
* Your Last Name:

* Library Card #:

* Please provide either phone number or e-mail address so we can contact you when your item arrives:



Needed by:
Please note that we may not be able to
accommodate this date depending on availability

Where would you prefer to pick up this item?

Please place on hold for me if purchased.