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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

North Side Library

North Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
3516 5th Ave. 
Des Moines, IA, 50313

Directions:
Google Maps

Kate Young headshot

Kate Young
Manager 
KEYoung@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book a North Side Library meeting room

Curbside Pickup Hours:
Sunday:  CLOSED
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

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

Closed for Labor Day

All Day 9/5 - 9/7
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Labor Day ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the North Side Library meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us for our Friends of the North Side Library meeting. New members welcome.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
Branches:
Central Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue Library, Franklin Avenue Library, North Side Library, South Side Library, Off Site
Description:
Closed for Staff In-Service ...
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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the North Side Library meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us for our Friends of the North Side Library meeting. New members welcome.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

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 ...