How Do I?

Stream and Download from the Library

  • Visit AmesPublicLibrary.org.
  • Hover over the Books, Movies & More tab, then click Stream & Download.
  • Below the Bridges logo, click Visit Resource Website.
  • Click Sign In, located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click Select your library and select Ames Public Library.
  • Type in your Library Card Number and PIN or password and click Sign in.

Bridges can be accessed on a computer. For Apple or Android mobile devices, search the App Store or Google Play Store for Libby by Overdrive. For Amazon Fire mobile devices, search for the Overdrive app.

For Kindle users, please refer to these directions from OverDrive: Borrowing Kindle Books from your library.

 

Find more information about Bridges from Overdrive, including instructions for specific devices, on the Overdrive Help webpage.

  • Visit AmesPublicLibrary.org.
  • Hover over the Books, Movies & More tab, then click Stream & Download.
  • Below the Hoopla logo, click Visit Resource Website.
  • If this is your first time using Hoopla, click Get Started Today in the middle of the screen.
    • You will be prompted to create an account, inputting your email address, and choosing a password.
    • When the form is complete, click Agree.
  • If you already have a Hoopla account, or once your account is set up, type your login email and password in the upper right corner and click Log In!

Hoopla can be used on a computer, Apple, Android and Amazon Fire mobile devices, and can be connected to Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, and Alexa streaming devices. Search the App Store or Google Play Store for Hoopla to download the Hoopla app.

 

Find more information on the Hoopla Help webpage.

  • Visit AmesPublicLibrary.org.
  • Hover over the Books, Movies & More tab, then click Stream & Download.
  • Below the Kanopy logo, click Visit Resource Website.
  • If this is your first time using Kanopy, click Add Library Card, found on the middle-left part of the screen.
    • Type in your Library Card Number and click Continue.
    • Create your Kanopy account by completing the form information, then click Sign Up.
  • If you already have a Kanopy account, or once your account is set up, type your login email and password in the upper right corner and click Log In.

 

Find more information at the Kanopy Help webpage.

  • Visit AmesPublicLibrary.org.
  • Hover over the Books, Movies & More tab, then click Stream & Download.
  • Below the RBDigital logo, click Visit Resource Website.
  • If this is your first time using RBDigital, click Create New Account in the upper right corner.
    • Type in your Library card number, then click Next.
    • Create your RBDigital account by completing the form information, then click Create Account.
    • When prompted to choose your library, select Mid-Iowa Magazine.
  • If you already have a RBDigital account, or once your account is set up, click Login and type your login email and

 

Find more information on the RBDigital Mid-Iowa Magazine Help webpage.

How do I donate to the Library?

  • Gifts
    Celebrate friends and relatives, their birthdays, or other special occasions by making a donation. The Library has a specially printed gift enclosure which you may present to the recipient.

  • Memorials
    Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. The Library will send an acknowledgement to the family of the individual you are honoring.

Books and items donations are not currently accepted.