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Popular Book Collection

The Ames Library’s Popular Reading Collection consists of almost 400 recently published books covering a wide range of interests and topics. If you’re looking for a way to escape from your daily routine, stop by and browse the collection. You’ll find mysteries, suspense, romance, science fiction, and fantasy novels, as well as non-fiction books covering current issues and people in the news.

Check our current list of titles and if you see a title that you are intersted in, you may search the Ames Catalog to see if it is available.

The collection is located on the entry level - east of the Circulation Desk. Books are available to faculty, students and staff and can be checked out for three weeks; there is no limit to the number of books you can check out and the items can be renewed.

Items are added to the collection on a regular basis, so be sure to stop by often and see what’s new.

Do you have suggestions for book titles to include? Contact Gloria Redinger at or 309-556-3526.