Other Spaces

Roof Garden

Roof Garden

The Ames Roof Garden is an elevated outdoor space accessible from the entry level. The garden overlooks a park-like setting on the south side of the library. The space can be reserved for special university events.


ames plaza

The Ames Plaza

An outdoor space located between the McPherson Theatre and The Ames Library, the Plaza is available for events such as music performances, student displays, and other activities. Electrical outlets are available. 


entry rotunda

Entry Level Rotunda

This open space on the first floor can be reserved for non-private activities. Ideal for special exhibits, signage displays, bake sales, and other events appropriate for a public area. No electrical outlets are available in this space. 


entry rotunda

Lower Level Rotunda

An open area on the lower level of the library, the rotunda has seating for 16 in comfortable chairs and couches. This space can be reserved for non-private events.



To reserve any of these spaces contact Katy Ritter by email or phone (309) 556-3172.