Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Printing, Copying and Faxing

Need something printed, copied, or faxed? The Ames Free Library has a printer, photocopier, and fax machine for public use. All printing and copying transactions are subject to the Library's Computer & Internet Use Policy.


To print, you may log in to our public computers (with your library card or a guest pass), and send your document or image directly to our printer.

OR you can send your print job wirelessly via your mobile device! Just email your document or image to and follow the instructions that you will receive through email. To retrieve your print job, you may enter your email and assigned password at the printer in the Fireplace Room. Detailed instructions are posted at the Library.

  • Pricing is .15/page Black & White, .25/page Color. Double-sided copies = 2 pages. Please pay for your prints at the Reference Desk.


To make copies, visit our photocopier on the Middle floor of the library, at the top of the sprial stairs. There are instructions posted which you may follow, or ask a librarian for help! Our photocopier makes Black & White prints only, in 8.5 x11", 8.5 x 14", or 11 x 17" sizes.

  • Pricing is .15/page for 8.5 x 11", and .25/page for the larger sizes. Please pay for your copies using the vending station to the right of the copier.


To send a fax, our public fax machine is located on the Middle floor of the library, at the top of the sprial stairs. Instructions are printed on the fax machine, and you may lift the handset to listen to voice instructions.

  • Pricing is $1.75 for the first page, plus $1 for each page after, up to a total of 20 pages at a time. Credit and debit cards are the only accepted method of payment at this time.
  • This machine sends outgoing faxes only.