Limited, In-Person Services Available

All library locations are now open for limited browsing, public computer use, and additional in-person services for several hours per day Monday through Saturday. Please find service hours and full details HERE.


Library programs update

The Des Moines Public Library has cancelled all physical programs and is hosting only virtual programs at this time. We have also suspended the publication of engage at the present moment

To see a list of upcoming virtual events, check out our events page.

For more information on our reopening plans, head to our reopening page.


engage is the Des Moines Public Library's NEW bimonthly magazine that serves as your go-to spot to discover everything that is happening at your library. You can also download and view a PDF version of the magazine: engage 1.1 (PDF).