Cooling Centers

All DMPL locations are serving as cooling centers during open hours. DART is providing free rides to cooling center locations July 12-15 due to the extreme heat. Additional cooling center locations can be found here.

Reserve a Room

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Thank you for considering the Des Moines Public Library as a place for your next meeting. Our six locations are conveniently located throughout Des Moines. 

More Information on Booking a Room

Call: (515) 283-4152, ext 4 between 9 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday


Central Library Spaces

The Central Library Meeting Room Wing has three rooms which can be combined into a large space which can hold an audience of up to 300 people. Organizations can rent one, two, or all three rooms. Rooms can be rented before or after library hours for additional hourly rates. 

Within the library there are two public conference rooms, which can be rented during library hours. Both conference rooms can accommodate up to ten people. 

Branch Library Spaces

Each of our five branch locations has a large meeting room that can be used by businesses, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. Depending on the location, rooms can accommodate groups from 50 to 120 people. Many have digital projection units and dry erase boards for use and food may be brought in. Rooms may not be used for private personal events.

Two of our branch locations also have small conference rooms for groups of up to ten people. Each room has a table, chairs, and dry erase board.

See a full breakdown of our fees, guidelines and more: 

Des Moines Public Library Meeting Room User Information

All locations have study rooms available for public use.

Room capacities range from two to ten people and may be used up to two hours per day per group.

All study rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance.

Click Select a Room to Reserve below to see a list of each room and their capacity.

See our Study Room Guidelines for more information: 


DMPL Study Rooms Guidelines