Ames Public Library strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all community members.
Library staff members have translation devices to use with visitors.
The Travis Translator Devices can translate speech into 155 supported languages.
The library’s self checkout units can be used in Spanish, French, or Chinese
The library’s scanner/copier can be used in 25 languages and can translate documents into 74 languages.
The Library has growing World Language Collections, including adult and youth books, movies, and music in multiple languages.
The Library has books for adults in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
The Library has books for children in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Russian, Korean, and Spanish.
Movies and music are available in a variety of languages.