MLK Day Holiday Closure

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The annual Forest Avenue Library MLK Day Celebration will take place virtually, on Zoom. Find more info on that program HERE.

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.

North Side Library

North Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

3516 5th Ave. 
Des Moines, IA, 50313

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Kate Young

(515) 283-4152

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Curbside Pickup Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

The North Side Library features the Heritage Collection, which is filled with local history artifacts from the Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The vintage photographs and memorabilia encased in the meeting room tell the story of the Park’s past.

The North Side Library drive-up book drop is open 24/7 and located on the west side of the building facing the alley. Enter the alley from Euclid Avenue for driver’s side access.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.