Website featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history that may be used by a wide range of students, from middle and high school students to college students and independent scholars.
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.
Looking for your dream job? Start here with free expert online resources for job seekers, veterans, and their families.
Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
Helps library users of all backgrounds and skill levels locate the information they need. High school students gathering sources for an assignment, lifelong learners investigating their passions, and individuals looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will all find answers with this easy-to-use database.
Index of Des Moines, Polk County and Iowa news, editorials and opinion articles, movie, theater, music, and restaurant reviews, and company news about Iowa, people, Des Moines and Polk County ordinances, and obituaries.
Read full-text articles of today's Des Moines Register print edition. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
Search our digital archive of Des Moines Register articles from 1871 - present. Digitally travel back in history and become an eyewitnesses to local and regional history with the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page images in easily downloadable PDF format for years 1871-2008. Full-page images from 2009 - present are available with a three month embargo.
Index of the Des Moines Register created by the University of Northern Iowa. September 1965-June 1975
FirstSearch is the biggest library catalog in the world. If it exists in the world, it's in FirstSearch, and it will tell you who owns the item.
Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de HiSET® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
Enjoy unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times mobile app. All Des Moines Public Library card holders may use The New York Times online. When the 72 hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like.
Looking for your next great read? Find series information, reading lists, award winners, book discussion guides, and more.
Library of Congress Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large-scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present and depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
U.S. North Central Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. North Central Newsstream covers news sources from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click below to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the below link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Available to all DMPL cardholders.