Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Ames Public Library.
- Donate online through the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation webpage.
Celebrate friends and relatives, their birthdays, or other special occasions by making a donation. The Library has a specially printed gift enclosure which you may present to the recipient.
Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. The Library will send an acknowledgement to the family of the individual you are honoring.
- Please bring donations of books to Literary Grounds inside of Ames Public Library during open hours.
- Stop by the Welcome Desk or call 515-239-5646 ext. 2 when you get to the library if you have larger donations. You'll be instructed to park at our garage/receiving room. We may not be able to accept excessively large donations such as a truck load.
- Once our inventory needs are met we may decline to accept donations.
For more information, see our Book Donation Guidelines
For monetary donations, call the Business Office at (515) 239-5646 ext. 6.
For donations of books and other items, call Customer Account Services at (515) 239-5646 ext. 2.