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.


Library programs update

The Des Moines Public Library has cancelled all physical programs and is hosting only virtual programs at this time. We have also suspended the publication of engage at the present moment

To see a list of upcoming virtual events, check out our events page.

For more information on our reopening plans, head to our reopening page.


engage is the Des Moines Public Library's NEW bimonthly magazine that serves as your go-to spot to discover everything that is happening at your library. You can also download and view a PDF version of the magazine: engage 1.1 (PDF).