All Library Locations Closed Until Further Notice

All Des Moines Public Library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). For more information about library services during our closure, please go HERE.

Histories & Images

Internet Archive Collections

Flickr Collections

Iowa Oral History Project

The Iowa Oral History Project consists of a series of interviews conducted from the early 1970s through 2002.

From out of town?

The Des Moines Public Library Reference Department offers Premium Research Services for those seeking information about a particular person, topic or event.