July 4 closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will commence Tuesday, July 5.

Franklin Pickup Window Closed

The Franklin Avenue Library pickup window is closed until further notice. If you are scheduled to pick up your holds at the window, please go inside Franklin Avenue Library to do so.


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Borrowing Policies

You must be a resident of Des Moines, Windsor Heights or rural Polk County to use Libby by Overdrive. Up to ten items can be checked out at a time. Magazines do not apply to this limit. Items check out for three weeks. Holds can be placed on up to ten items at one time. You have three days to checkout an on-hold item once it becomes available. You may set your holds to automatically check out in your settings.

NOTE: The Overdrive app will no longer be available to new users beginning in February 2022. New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.

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