Franklin Avenue Library Construction

The exterior book returns at Franklin Avenue Library will be unavailable beginning Monday, May 17. Please use the temporary book returns in the east parking lot. 

Central Library Construction

Due to construction, the Central Library pickup window and exterior book returns will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, May 13. Please pick up your items and return items inside the library. Hold deadlines and due dates have been extended for any affected customers. Free underground parking is still available. Please follow signage on Grand Avenue.


At this time the Des Moines Public Library is not offering indoor, in-person programming. Read this issue of engage for information on our virtual and outdoor program offerings in May. You can view, download and print your own copy: engage 2.3 (PDF).

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