Library Reopening FAQ
Reopening Phase 1
Ames Public Library’s lobby is currently open for limited “grab and go” services.
We’re excited to welcome the community back into the building!
However, this first phase is a limited reopening of only the lobby for quick holds pickup and checkouts. The focus is on short visits and reduced interaction with staff for the health and safety of visitors and staff.
Please do not come into the Library if you or a member of your household are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks.
Visitors are required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of distance from staff and other visitors.
Phase 1 Details
*Note changes in hours.
- Holds pickup
- Quick Picks
- New Grab & Go bags (pre-selected bag of books or movies featuring topics, genres, or reading levels)
- Limited computer use
- Copying and Remote Printing
- Printed tax forms
- Voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms
Returns: Items can be returned to the drive-up book drop in the alley (preferred) or the walk-up book drop near the entrance. Oversize items, puppets, etc. can be returned in the book drop on the left side of the Welcome Desk in the lobby.
NOTE: Curbside Pickup and the Media Box are not available.