Branches of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed for electrical upgrades on the following dates:
South Side Library: August 20-22;
Forest Avenue Library: August 27-31;
East Side Library: September 4-6;
Franklin Avenue Library: September 12-14
Central Library Study Room Guidelines
Who May Use
One user of the room must show a valid DMPL library card to check out the room. This user is responsible for the condition of the room.
Study room use is limited to users with a library card balance of no more than ten dollars.
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.
Reservations are limited to two hours and made on the hour and half hour. Rooms are available free of charge.
Study room users may not sign up for more than one two-hour session per day. A person who has used a study rooms as a member of a group may not be assigned another study room the same day.
Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
Rooms are reserved at the Reference Desk, by calling 515-283-4152, ext. 3, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org..
If after ten minutes a group fails to appear, the reservation may be cancelled by staff and reserved for another group.
Study rooms are reserved during the hours the library is open up to thirty minutes before closing. Rooms must be vacated fifteen minutes before the library closes.
To book a room for more than ten people or for longer than two hours, contact the Business Office at 515-283-4152, ext. 4.
Study Room Use Regulations
Study room users are expected to follow the guidelines of the Des Moines Public Library Customer Behavior Policy.
Users 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 room requests.
The library is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any equipment owned or rented by an individual or group using a 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 room doors must remain uncovered.