Franklin Avenue Library Construction

The exterior book returns at Franklin Avenue Library will be unavailable beginning Monday, May 17. Please use the temporary book returns in the east parking lot. 

Central Library Construction

Due to construction, the Central Library pickup window and exterior book returns will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, May 13. Please pick up your items and return items inside the library. Hold deadlines and due dates have been extended for any affected customers. Free underground parking is still available. Please follow signage on Grand Avenue.


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Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film.

Help & Guides

Borrowing Policies

  1. Up to ten films per month. The library offers 10 play credits each month.
  2. Three days to watch each film. Once you press play on a film and it runs for 30 seconds, you have three days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit.
  3. Play credits reset on the first of the month. Once you have reached your quota of films, you will not be able to play any films until the the new month starts. On the first of the month, you will be given a fresh quota of ten play credits again.
  4. Watch on any device. You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and many more! See all supported mobile and TV apps here.
  5. Kanopy Kids takes no credits. Kanopy is for kids too! Kanopy Kids offers hundreds of educational and informational programs, read-along picture books, and much more. Just click on Kanopy Kids in the menu to get started. Residency restrictions apply. Cardholders must be residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights or rural Polk County.
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