Student Library Card

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Ames Community School District students get a free Ames Public Library card through their school! Ames students in Grades PK-12 can use their Ames Public Library card all year long to:

  • Check out books, movies, and more
  • Download e-books and audiobooks
  • Use the Library's online resources, including homework help and research aides
Child with Ames Public Library Card

All K-12 ACSD students get an electronic Student Library Card when they enroll in school (unless parents opt out).

There is no physical card to lose, keeping student’s private information safer. 

A student’s account number is the number 4 followed their student ID number. Their password is their birthdate in month/day/year format. For example, April 9, 2010 would be 040910.

With Student Library Cards, students can check out up to 3 physical items at a time. 

They can also use the Library's online resources to get homework help from a tutor, find primary resources using trusted databases, access the New York Times and other newspapers, find a book to read, and download an audiobook.

Ames Public Library does not charge overdue fines on materials returned late.

Students are responsible for lost or damaged materials – however library staff are eager to work with students to resolve any account issues. Students continue to have access to online resources and materials even if they have lost items on their accounts.

Student Library Cards are automatically renewed each school year and can be used all year long.

Students are welcome to apply for a personal library card in addition to their student account.

Parents may opt out during the registration process. Students or parents can opt-out at any point by contacting their school.