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.

Stream & Download

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can read or listen to books on most mobile devices, tablets or your computer. All are free to borrow, and expire automatically, so there are no late fees. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or Saylor Township to access streaming and downloadable content.

 

Libby

Read eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.

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Comics Plus

Get free, unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga on your device or a computer. No holds, wait lists, ...

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Streaming Video

Looking for something to watch on family movie night - or date night? The library offers an alternative to expensive monthly streaming services - for free! Discover movies, TV shows and more - with the ability to watch on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV - with these options. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or Saylor Township to access streaming and downloadable content.

Kanopy

Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film.

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eMagazines & eNews

Rather than subscribing to multiple (expensive) magazines, why not browse and read what you want right on your phone, tablet, or computer. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or Saylor Township to use Libby, but there are no residency restrictions to access The Des Moines Register, Consumer Reports, The New York Times or The Washington Post.

Libby

Read eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.

Learn More View Libby

Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click below to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the below link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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Consumer Reports

Free access to this trusted, unbiased website! Get reviews on appliances, cars, home products, and more. When asked for your Patron ID, please enter your library card number. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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The New York Times Online

Enjoy unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times mobile app. All Des Moines Public Library card holders may use The New York Times online. When the 72 hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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The Washington Post

Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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Digital Support

For technical assistance please use our online support form.