Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closing at 2:00 PM today (Monday, January 25). No in-person or curbside services will be provided after that time. 

Deadlines for holds pickup and items due Monday and Tuesday have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. 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.

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.