A digital library card will provide you with full access to use our digital materials – eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, databases, and other resources such as free access to The Washington Post and The New York Times. In addition, you can use the card to take advantage of our Curbside Pickup service. Curbside gives you access to the hundreds of thousands of books in the library's physical collection, as well as more than 15,000 DVDs, including films from across several decades and box sets of your favorite TV shows.
NOTE: Some digital materials are only available to residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, and rural Polk County.
The digital card is good for one year past the date of approval. Once the card expires, digital cardholders can come to the library with a photo ID and proof of address and get a new physical card.
How it works:
- Fill out the form below.
- A Des Moines Public Library representative will reach out via email in the next two business days with instructions on how to start using your card. Library staff is responding to requests from 8 AM-5PM Monday through Friday, so thank you in advance for your patience.
NOTE: If you already have a Des Moines Public Library card, you do not need a digital card to access digital materials. This is a new way for people to sign up for a library card without being present in a building.