Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


All services below are FREE with your Ames Free Library card, and titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period - meaning no late fees, ever!

For an introduction and instructions on using any of these services, visit our Tutorials page. We also have downloadable .pdf brochures for Digital Downloads, Libby Downloads, Libby for Android, and Libby for Apple iOS.


Media eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, and comics

Devices Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10. Web browser, smart phone, tablet, Kindle Fire (Fire OS 5.0.0 or newer) or TV.

Access Visit your device's app store to install, or visit to access Libby resources directly through your browser. First, register for a Hoopla account on Mobile users can download the Hoopla app at the bottom of the Hoopla Digital main page.


Be sure to look for the Ames Free Library's curated lists! From the Hoopla Digital app, use the "Genre" button, select your genre, and under the "Categories" tab, look for categories that have "AFL" in the title. From your browser, you'll use the "Browse" drop-down menu and follow the same process.