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Ames Public Library’s IDEA Center connects library users to technology to digitize personal photos, slides, videos and sound recordings. Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Pro are available on all stations for editing and creative projects.

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Use your Ames Public Library card to check out a family pass to participating museums and attractions free of charge!

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Ames Public Library's Home Delivery service provides library materials to homebound residents of Ames.

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Personalized Picks

Need some book recommendations? Fill out our Personalized Picks online form to tell us about what you want to read. Our experts will put together a custom book list based on your responses and e-mail it to you!

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If we don't have what you're looking for, just fill out the Item Request Form. We may be able to borrow it from another library or even purchase it.

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Ames Public Library's mascot, Smyles, makes appearances at some community events. If you think Smyles would be a good fit at your event, fill out the Smyles Appearance Request Form.

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Get a look at the Library, its operation, and its resources! Fill out the Tour Request Form to get started.

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Need a notary or an exam proctor?

Proctoring services are available Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm by appointment only. To schedule an exam, please call (515) 239-5646 ext. 6 or email twingert@amespubliclibrary.org.

Notary services are provided Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm with valid photo identification at no charge for basic services. We are not able to process I-9 employment verification forms.

Looking for tax forms or information on the AARP Tax Aide program? Visit our Tax page or call (515) 239-5646 extension 4.

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The Library no longer has an Iowa Department of Transportation self-service kiosk.

To find another Driver's License Kiosk or service center, visit the Iowa DOT website.