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.

Overdrive/Libby

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Read eBooks and eAudiobooks instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.

Help & Guides

Borrowing Policies

You must be a resident of Des Moines, Windsor Heights or rural Polk County to use DMPL eBooks. Up to ten items can be checked out at a time. Items check out for three weeks. Holds can be placed on up to ten items at one time. You have three days to checkout an on-hold item once it becomes available. You may set your holds to automatically check out in your settings.

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