No Curbside Pickup Friday, July 3

Des Moines City buildings are closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. As a result, Curbside Pickup will not be available.

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

Expanded Services Coming July 6

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Beginning Monday, July 6, the Des Moines Public Library enters the next phase of its reopening plan. Since we closed our buildings in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, library leaders have been working closely with city and county officials and our Library Board of Trustees to determine when to open our library for additional public services.

Our first phase was offering new curbside pickup service on June 1. On June 22, we began offering limited public computer use by appointment at Central Library as part of our second phase.

*For more information about library services during our closure, check out our Closure FAQ page HERE*

Our highest priority is the safety and health of our staff, our patrons, and the communities we serve. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that beginning July 6, we will enter phase three, and will begin offering expanded curbside pickup hours at all locations. In addition, public computers will be available to use for 45-minute sessions by appointment at all locations.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next phase of the Des Moines Public Library’s reopening plan:

Updated Library Offerings

Available July 6:
Available Later (Date TBD):
  • In-person browsing, with limited capacity
  • In-person payment of fines, fees
  • In-person library card renewals and applications
  • Onsite wifi use
  • Wireless printing at all locations
  • Access to study rooms and meeting rooms
  • Notary and proctoring services
  • Book sale items

More Curbside

Our curbside pickup service has been a success, and we are now expanding curbside to Saturdays and some evenings at all locations to ensure more of our patrons have an opportunity to use it. 

Curbside pickup will work the same way. For a refresher on how this service works, see HERE.

New Curbside Hours

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

  • Monday: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM-7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

EAST SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

FOREST AVENUE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

 

 

FRANKLIN AVENUE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

NORTH SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

SOUTH SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Public Computers by Appointment

A limited number of public computers will be available for use by appointment at all locations for 45-minute sessions.

 

Make a Reservation

 

Here’s how it works:

  • Appointments may be made in advance by calling (515) 283-4152, or by scheduling online HERE. Reservations must be made in advance. Walk-ins will be granted an appointment only if there is an available computer at that time.
  • Because of limited capacity, guests may request only one computer use appointment at a time.
  • Only one person is allowed into the library per reservation. Please arrive five minutes before your scheduled reservation.
  • Each computer session is limited to 45 minutes. Individuals who arrive late to their designated reservation time may lose their session.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while guests are inside the library. Any guest who feels unwell or is experiencing flu/cold symptoms should stay home and not enter the library.
  • Guests should use hand sanitizer before and after using the computer.
  • Guests must keep at least six feet away from all other guests and staff at all times.
  • Limited staff assistance will be available during computer sessions.
  • Regular printing charges apply.
  • Each computer station will be cleaned by staff before the next use.
  • Most of the library will remain closed to guests. Guests are limited to computer use only.

Public Computers Hours

Public computers can be reserved for appointments up to one hour before the library closes each day. For more information, feel free to reach out and ask us a question.

Here are the hours beginning July 6:

CENTRAL LIBRARY

  • Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

EAST SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

FOREST AVENUE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

FRANKLIN AVENUE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

NORTH SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

SOUTH SIDE LIBRARY

  • Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
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