Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


We are available by phone at 508-238-2000, Ext. 3, Monday - Saturday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.;

or email us at Check out our list of online programs here!

Tough Topics

Abortion & Birth ControlAbuseAddictionAlcoholBankruptcyBullyingCancerChild CustodyCutting/Self-HarmDeath, Grief, BereavementDepressionDivorceDrugsEating Disorders & Body ImageHIV & AIDSInfertilityLGBTQLoss of a ChildMental IllnessPost-Traumatic StressPregnancyPrejudice & RacismRapeRelationships & DatingSelf-EsteemSelf-HelpSexSTDsStressSuicide


If you would like to ask a reference question related to any of these topics (or others), please contact us by submitting our reference form. Librarians are available between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For additional, web-based help, please visit our Selected Websites page which contains categories that you may find useful:

  • Community Information
  • COVID-19 Help
  • Crisis
  • Health