Computers & Printing

Computers and book stacks in Ames Public Library

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of the Library building are currently unavailable the public.

While the lobby is open, a limited computer lab with scanning and printing is available in the Library's Auditorium.

The Library offers free use of internet-connected computers, laptops, and tablets along with free wi-fi throughout the building.

Need internet access? Check out a wi-fi hotspot and get online for free! 
Supported by Ames Public Library Friends Foundation and First National Bank, Ames.

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You may print files from Ames Public Library's computer commons or using our remote printing service. You may also make copies at the Library's document stations. The following options are available:

  • Letter size (8.5" by 11") or legal size (8.5" by 14") paper
  • Black and white or color printing
  • 1-sided printing only

The cost per page is:

  • 10¢ for black and white
  • 50¢ for color

For more information about remote printing, click here.

You can print from any mobile device, laptop, or home computer to the Ames Public Library printers.  Prints cost 10 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for color.

For more information about remote printing, click here.

You may scan at the Library's document stations and save the file to a USB drive, e-mail, or your Google Drive.

You may send faxes from the Library's document stations.

The cost is $1 per page.