Central Library Meeting Rooms Guidelines

The Central Library Meeting Room Wing has three rooms which can be combined into a single space that can accommodate larger events. Each room has a drop-down digital projection unit with integrated sound system. Individually the rooms hold between 30 and 80 people, depending on your room arrangement. All three rooms together can seat 100-250 people.

Organizations can rent one, two, or all three rooms, and may be used outside of regular library hours. Rental rates and other fees may be found in the Central Library Meeting Room User Information PDF below.

Meeting room setup options (.pdf)

Within the library there are two public conference rooms, which can be rented during library hours. Both conference rooms can accommodate up to ten people and have a dry erase board. Rooms are $10 per hour or free for organizations that meet our nonprofit requirements.*

To check room availability or please call the Administration Office, open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at 515-283-4152 ext 4 or email librarynews@dmpl.org.

For information about library study rooms, click here: STUDY ROOMS

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Rooms will not be reserved until a completed application is received and approved by the Administration Office.

*Any organization seeking nonprofit rates must qualify as a 501(c)3 or similar tax-exempt organization per the Internal Revenue Code and must submit proof of exemption to the library administration office. Meetings must be open to the public and are subject to the Iowa Open Meeting Laws or they must pay the for-profit rate for booking the space.

Des Moines Public Library Library Board of Trustees Meeting Room Policy 


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