Request an Item
Customer Request Form
Ames Public Library will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17 through May 15 for the safety of our visitors, staff, and community. We will be temporarily suspending our interlibrary loan services and resuming requests closer to our reopening.
Please use this form to request items not found in the Ames Public Library catalog.
To request multiple items, please fill out the form 1 time for each item.
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. Please note that it may take up to 6 weeks or longer to receive an item.
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 active requests at any given time.