Interested in genealogy? The Des Moines Public Library has a wide selection of free resources that can help you discover more about your roots! This brochure includes a listing of the many free resources you may find helpful. Access our many online resources from home via the Internet or stop by one of the six library locations to use a public computer. In addition to online resources, the Special Collection at the Central Library offers access to many historical resources, including city directories, old phone books, Des Moines Public Schools year books, and more. Our librarians are happy to assist you at the Second Floor Information Desk.