Remote Resources

When the Library is closed, or you prefer to work remotely, there are many ways we can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the Ames Library website  for the latest info about our hours and services. If you need assistance with online teaching and learning please check here (link to be added).

Online Help

Need to reach us from off-campus? You can email us at Ask Us, we do monitor this accout when the library is closed, or call (309) 556-3350 during library hours.

Librarian Services

Liaison Librarians with expertise in specific areas are available for remote consultations via phone and email.

Online Materials

The Ames Library provides a substantial amount of online materials to which yoh have 24/7 access. If you are not on campus, using your University ID and password, via the library website, will provide you access to any library resources.See  Off-Campus Access  for details.

  • MegaSearch, use the filters on the left hand side of the screen to focus on ebooks, streaming audio or video, and other online resources
  • Research & Course Guides - we have subject specific and course research guides which present you with customized links to resources 
  • Our A-Z list of resources provides access to online articles, eBooks, streaming video and audio