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.

Franklin Avenue Library Family Room



Library Branch

Franklin Avenue Library


Please read the Des Moines Public Library Study Room Guidelines for room usage guidelines and frequently asked questions.

We are currently limiting study room reservations to a 1 hour and 45 minute session with a 15-minute period between reservations for staff to clean the rooms. 

Study rooms may be reserved by any active library card holder in good standing who is at least fourteen-years-old.

Rooms may not be used for business purposes, with the exception of paid tutors.

No food may be brought into study rooms. Lidded drinks are allowed.


  • 1 round table - 2 chairs
  • 2 club chairs