Central Library Youth Area

Due to carpet installation, the youth area at Central Library is temporarily unavailable for the public. Library staff can help find children's materials for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.