Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Great Courses

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Over 150 courses, including, Fundamentals of Photography, Techniques for Retraining Your Brain, Great Meals in Less Time, and Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body.

Borrowing Policies

You must be a resident of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to access The Great Courses. Access to The Great Courses 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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