Libraries Closed Thursday and Friday

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Curbside pickup at all locations and limited in-person services at Central Library will continue Saturday. 

All Locations to Reduce In-Person Services November 17

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reduce in-person services beginning Tuesday, November 17 for at least two weeks. 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.


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).