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.


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Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film.

Help & Guides

Borrowing Policies

  1. Up to ten films per month. The library offers 10 play credits each month.
  2. Three days to watch each film. Once you press play on a film and it runs for 30 seconds, you have three days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit.
  3. Play credits reset on the first of the month. Once you have reached your quota of films, you will not be able to play any films until the the new month starts. On the first of the month, you will be given a fresh quota of ten play credits again.
  4. Watch on any device. You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and many more! See all supported mobile and TV apps here.
  5. Kanopy Kids takes no credits. Kanopy is for kids too! Kanopy Kids offers hundreds of educational and informational programs, read-along picture books, and much more. Just click on Kanopy Kids in the menu to get started. Residency restrictions apply. Cardholders must be residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights or rural Polk County.
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