Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Go HERE for all the details about our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location

Franklin Avenue Library

Franklin Avenue exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
5000 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50310

Directions:
Google Maps

Nikki Hayter headshot

Nikki Hayter
Manager 
NMHayter@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a Franklin Avenue Library meeting room

Curbside Pickup Hours:
Sunday:  CLOSED
Monday: 10 AM-7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM-7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM-7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM-7 PM
Friday: 10 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-4:30 PM

Study Rooms available for reservation:
Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-7 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM

NOTE: Browsing and public computers are not available at this time.

The Franklin Avenue Library on Des Moines’ west side, serves the needs, wants, and tastes of its community of patrons with a collection of over 100,000 items. The many available media formats include books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, and electronic resources, as well as over 40 public internet computers for easy online access.

For information about the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports programs and activities at the library, please visit the organization's new website.

For Volunteer Opportunities: Adult volunteers, please contact Sarah Early, sdearly@dmpl.org. Teen volunteers, please contact Jennifer Leveck, jkleveck@dmpl.org.

Upcoming Events

Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Veterans Day ...

Closed for Thanksgiving

All Day 11/26 - 11/27
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Thanksgiving ...

Closed for Christmas

All Day 12/24 - 12/25
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Christmas ...
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for New Year's Day ...