Curbside & Browsing Appointment Hours

20 minute browsing appointments are available during curbside when the 14-day average positivity rate in Story County is 8% or lower (according to


Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm; 4 pm - 8 pm 
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm 
Sunday: CLOSED


Can't make the times available? Contact us to schedule a pick-up time that works for you.


Click here to read the latest updates to library services.

Click here to visit the library's catalog, request holds, and view your account.

Click here for instructions on how to use the library's catalog.

tax information

AARP tax appointments will not be available at our library this year. This is AARP's decision, not ours. Low-contact tax appointments are available at the Ames Public Library. Make an appointment by calling ‪AARP at 515-337-0319. Find more information here.

1040 tax forms and instruction booklets are available outside the front entrance!

Click here for the latest tax updates and information.


$1 Grab Bags

Grab bags of withdrawn library materials will be available for a $1 donation. Patrons can request any combination of formats, including fiction, large print, children's books, audiobooks, and music CDs.

Reserve Express

Use Reserve Express on your online account to automatically place holds on books by our most popular authors. Find instructions here.

Don't have a library card? You can pre-register! Just click here to get a limited-use library card.


Although the library building is closed for browsing, we don't want you to miss out on any of the resources we have to offer. We have tons of great stuff available for you at the front entrance during curbside hours:

  • The library newsletter
  • Free magazines
  • Tax forms
  • Take and Make Craft kits
  • Teen Crafternoon kits
  • Copies of Book Page magazine and personalized recommendation forms (to help you find new things to read!)
Help yourself to whatever you need!

Take a stroll to see the windows on the east side of the building, where we have a screen showing new books, an I-Spy poster activity, and a Smithsonian poster exhibit.


Teen Advisory Group

On Zoom every first Thursday of the month!

Are you a teenager interested in helping the library fill our shelves with good stuff and our calendar with great programs? Want a cool title to put on your resume or college applications? We have just the thing!

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Hello friends! Mr. T has all of the latest and greatest silly songs and the best storytime books. To get links to the Zoom room and updates on storytimes, register for our super-special storytime mailing list by filling out this Google form.

hoopla is a free digital media service that provides instant downloads of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics/graphic novels, and music. Patrons get 5 downloads a month.

Are you a first time hoopla user? Check out our handy step-by-step guides here that will walk you through accessing digital materials from whichever device you're using.


BRIDGES is a free downloadable eBook and audiobook service available to Nevada and rural Story County residents with a Nevada Public Library account. Click here to start
Titles will automatically expire at the end of the 14-day lending period.  And with digital downloads…no late fees! You may check out a total of 3 eBooks and eAudiobooks at one time. For the BRIDGES help page click here.

Are you a first time Bridges user? Check out our handy step-by-step guides here that will walk you through accessing eBooks and eAudiobooks from whichever device you're using.

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Credo Reference

Transparent Languages

Discover something fun to do on our list of free online activities! Click here!

Looking for information about current issues with diversity, equality, and inclusion in our society? Click here!

New Library Materials

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