All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE


Library programs update

The Des Moines Public Library has canceled all programs at all locations for the remainder of March, and some children's programs in April as a precautionary measure. Please see our events calendar HERE for more information and read about why we made this decision HERE.


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).