Cooling Centers

All DMPL locations are serving as cooling centers during open hours. DART is providing free rides to cooling center locations July 12-15 due to the extreme heat. Additional cooling center locations can be found here. Please check the events calendar for any weather-related postponements or cancelations prior to attending outdoor events.

Savings Calculator

Savings Calculator

A Des Moines Public Library Card is the best $0 you can spend.

How much are you saving by using the library? Use our calculator below to find out. Just plug in what you've checked out in the past 12 months, and you'll see both your annual savings and your monthly savings.

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Digital audiobooks on Libby

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Digital books on Libby

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Physical Audiobook

Audiobooks on CD

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Physical Book

A hardcover or paperback book.

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TV Seasons

DVD box sets or streaming television on Kanopy

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Total Annual Value of Library Services $ 0.00