Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services until at least Monday, December 14. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Book a Public Computer at Central Library

Public Computer Appointments

Beginning Tuesday, November 17, the use of public computers, the DOT Kiosk, microfilm and other print/fax/copy services at Central Library will require an advanced reservation. (Public computers will not be available for use at any other DMPL location. Read about that decision HERE.) 

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM


Need to use the Iowa DOT Kiosk on the second floor of Central Library? Book a session HERE.


Make a Reservation


How it works:

  • Appointments for essential computer use may be made by calling (515) 283-4152, or by scheduling online
  • A guest with a reservation may not bring any other guests into the library.
  • Each computer session is limited to 45 minutes.
  • Regular printing charges apply.
  • Individuals who arrive late to their designated reservation time may lose their session.
  • In order to maintain social distancing recommendations, only 12 computers will be available for public use.
  • Masks are REQUIRED at all times while you are in the library building. Any visitor who feels unwell or is experiencing active flu/viral symptoms may not enter the library.
  • The rest of the library will be closed to visitors during this time – visitors are limited to computer use ONLY.
  • Staff will NOT provide personal computer assistance.

When you arrive:

  • Central Library parking garage is open. Metered parking is also available on Grand Avenue and Locust Street.
  • Please use the 10th Street or Locust Street entrances. The north side (Grand Avenue) building entrance is closed.
  • Please arrive five minutes before your appointment time and a staff member will let you in and direct you to a computer.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times inside the library.
  • Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and follow all social distancing guidelines.
  • Upon entry, follow a library staff member to your assigned computer, keeping at least a 6-foot distance.