Central Library Study Room Guidelines

Who May Use

  • Rooms may be reserved for up to two hours per day.  Rooms are available free of charge.
  • At least one member of a group using the study room must be 14 years old. 
  • Rooms may not be used for commercial or business purposes, with the exception of paid tutors.
  • One user of the room must show valid DMPL library card to check out the room. This user is responsible for the condition of the room.
  • A person who has used a study room as a member of a group may not be assigned another study room the same day.


  • Reservations are limited to two hours and made on the hour and half hour.
  • Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance
  • Study Room users may not sign up for more than one two-hour session per day.
  • Customers may reserve a study room at the Reference Desk or by calling 515-283-4152, ext. 3, email reference@dmpl.org, or text 515-512-4444.
  • If after ten minutes a group fails to appear, the reservation may be cancelled by staff and reserved for another group.

Study Room Use Regulations

  • Users of the study rooms are responsible for leaving the rooms in a neat and orderly condition, with trash put into the proper container.  Failure to do so may result in the denial of future requests to use a study room.
  • The library is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any equipment owned or rented by an individual or group using the Study Room. 
  • At least one member of the group must stay in the room at all times.  Empty rooms may be assigned to another group
  • The door must remain unobstructed.   Windows on group study room doors must remain uncovered.
  • Study Rooms may be reserved during the hours the Library is open up to thirty minutes before closing.  Rooms must be vacated fifteen minutes before the library closes.