Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

South Side Library

South Side exterior shot

Location Details

1111 SW Porter Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50315

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Brenda Hall headshot

Brenda Hall

(515) 283-4152

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Curbside Pickup Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The South Side Library features a wide collection of materials and a large updated children's area: Rosie's Zoo. The teen loft hosts an extensive teen book collection and comfortable seating, as well as a study area with tables containing built-in outlets. The South Side Library welcomes community groups to take advantage of its spacious meeting room.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Adult volunteers, please contact Rebecca Cloud - Teens and kids, please contact Janeé Jackson-Doering -

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Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.