Kanopy Is Currently Unavailable

The streaming video service Kanopy is currently unavailable. We are working to fix, and apologize for the inconvenience.

All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

Acorn TV

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World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming.

Help & Guides

Borrowing Policies

You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to access Acorn TV. Access to Acorn TV is provided in 7 day licensing increments through the Des Moines Public Library's RBdigital collection. When your license expires, return to RBdigital to check out another. Your viewing history and preferences will be saved. Borrowers may have up to three RBdigital streaming licenses per 7 days.

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