Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

Central Library will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis Monday, Sept. 28. Additional in-person services will begin at our remaining buildings on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Read more about this new phase of our reopening plan, called DMPL Express, HERE.

South Side Library

South Side exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
1111 SW Porter Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50315

Directions:
Google Maps

Brenda Hall headshot

Brenda Hall
Manager 
BKHall@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a South Side Library meeting room

Curbside Pickup Hours:
Sunday:  CLOSED
Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 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: Please contact Rebecca Cloud at RLCloud@dmpl.org

Upcoming Events

Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Staff In-Service ...
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Veterans Day ...

Closed for Thanksgiving

All Day 11/26 - 11/27
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Thanksgiving ...

Closed for Christmas

All Day 12/24 - 12/25
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Christmas ...
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for New Year's Day ...