Weather-Related News

As a reminder, all locations of the Des Moines Public Library locations serve as cooling centers. Please check our hours and locations page to view open hours. Check our events page for any weather-related program changes or cancellations. 

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.