Meeting room users must follow the same COVID-19 guidelines as those in place for the public areas of the library. Please be aware that meeting room capacities may be reduced and that the library may need to cancel your reservation if there is a concern for transmission in public gatherings.
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:
All locations have study rooms available for public use.
Study rooms may be reserved online for use by library account holders in good standing. Room capacities range from two to ten people and may be used up to two hours per day per group.
Rooms at East Side, Forest Avenue, Franklin Avenue, and North Side may be reserved same day only. Central's study rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. The study rooms at South Side are available on a first come basis only and may not be reserved online.
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: