Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Go HERE for all the details about our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location

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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 rural Polk County to access streaming and downloadable content.

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 rural Polk County to access streaming and downloadable content.

Medici.TV | EDU

The leading video streaming service for classical music, opera and dance. Click "View" below, Login, then select our library from the list and enter your library card number in the appropriate box. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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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 rural Polk County to use RBDigital, but there are no residency restrictions to access Flipster, The New York Times or The Washington Post.

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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Flipster

Find popular magazines like People, Sports Illustrated, and Time on your computer, or on your phone or tablet with the Flipster app. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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RBDigital

Explore and read articles from top news, entertainment, lifestyle, and travel magazines, including National Geographic, Kiplinger's, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, and Us Weekly.

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Digital Support

For technical assistance please use our online support form.