Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services until at least Monday, December 14. 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.

Reduced In-Person Services Beginning Nov. 17

Reduced In-Person Services

11/24/20 UPDATE: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will continue to operate in this current phase of reduced in-person services until at least Monday, December 14.

 

Beginning Tuesday, November 17, in-person DMPL Express services — browsing, inside holds pickup, public computer usage, and more – will temporarily end at our East Side, Forest Avenue, North Side, and South Side buildings. Curbside pickup will be available during regular hours of operation. Curbside hours are below - for more information, head to our Curbside Pickup page.

At Central Library, browsing and inside holds pickup will no longer be available, the use of public computer sessions will require an appointment. The Central Library will continue public computer access, printing/copying/faxing services, microfilm access, and access to the DOT kiosk. All in-person services will require an appointment. The Central pickup window will remain open during regular hours.

At Franklin Avenue Library, study rooms will no longer be available for reservations. Curbside pickup will continue normally.

This change in services will run through at least Monday, December 14. Library administration, in consultation with the DMPL Board of Trustees, city leaders, and health officials, will reevaluate the decision on a weekly basis. 

Please Continue to Access Our Contactless Services!

Not ready to return to the library just yet? We still offer many options for contactless services.

BOOK BUNDLES: We’ll put together a stack of books for anyone in your family. Just fill out a simple form and let our librarians do the rest!

BOOK CHAT: Answer a few questions and our team of expert librarians will send you personalized book suggestions. We can even put the items on hold for you!

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Request books in our online catalog, and we’ll tell you when they’re ready to be picked up!

ASK A LIBRARIAN: Have a question for us about your account, or looking for information? Get in touch with a librarian!

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: We still don’t have in-person programs, but we are hosting and posting online programs for kids, families, and adults each week!

Expanded Curbside Hours

CENTRAL LIBRARY

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM-7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The Central Library will continue public computer access, printing/copying/faxing services, microfilm access, and access to the DOT kiosk. All in-person services beginning on November 17 require an appointment.

EAST SIDE LIBRARY

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

FOREST AVENUE LIBRARY

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

FRANKLIN AVENUE LIBRARY

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

NORTH SIDE LIBRARY

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

SOUTH SIDE LIBRARY

  • 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