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Ames Public Library is Moving!

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Ames Public Library

620 Lincoln Way

Mailing Address:
515 Douglas Ave.
Ames, Iowa 50010

Fines, Renewals, etc:
(515) 239-5646

Reference Services:
(515) 239-5656

Mon-Thur: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

Hours & Closings >>

Bookmobile Schedule >>

In anticipation of the expansion and renovation of the current library building, Ames Public Library has moved to a temporary location! The expansion and complete renovation of the current building at 515 Douglas Avenue is expected to take about 18 months.

How to Return Items

A drop box is available outside of the entrance to the Lincoln Center location.

Book Donations

Donations of books should be taken to 809 E. Lincoln Way during one of the following drop off times:

  • Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00-11:30am
  • Fridays: 3:30-5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Or by appointment. (Call 239-5663 to schedule.)



Thank you for helping fuel the move:

Ames Hy-Vee, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, Valentino's, Village Inn, Almost Always Open/Godfather's Express, Ames British Foods,
B Fabulous BBQ, Buford's/Quality Inn & Suites, Café Diem, The Fighting Burrito, Flame N Skewer, Ge-Angelo's Italian Restaurant, The Grove Café, Hickory Park Restaurant Co., La Fuente Mexican Restaurant, Lucullan's Italian Grill, The Mandarin, Papa John's, Texas Roadhouse, Whiskey River, Jeff's Pizza Shop, Panera Bread of Iowa, and Pizza Ranch


Special thanks to:
Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, City of Ames, Heuss Printing, and North Grand Christian Church