Central Library

Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue, 50309
1 PM – 5 PM
9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 6 PM
9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: Closed

Pickup Window Hours: Mon-Fri: 4 PM - 6 PM

Phone: (515) 283-4152


The Central Library parking garage will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 22 to accommodate the Wellmark Grand Blue Mile Run. All staff and library customers will need to have their vehicles out of the garage by 5:00 PM.

The Central Library is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines at 1000 Grand Avenue in the Western Gateway Park near the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden. Offering unique architecture and a green roof, the Central Library has something for everyone. Our collection includes a wide variety of books, media, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, historic periodicals, city directories, sheet music and an extensive Iowa Collection. Free parking underground. The Central Library is a great place to get a book, use a computer or spend some time researching.

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For Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Stephanie Fruhling, slfruhling@dmpl.org.

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