eBooks and eAudiobooks
Read eBooks and eAudiobooks instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
Looking for something to watch on family movie night - or date night? The library offers an alternative to expensive monthly streaming services - for free! Discover movies, TV shows and more - with the ability to watch on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV - with these options. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to access streaming and downloadable content.
Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
The leading video streaming service for classical music, opera and dance. Click "View" below, Login, then select our library from the list and enter your library card number in the appropriate box. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film.
Over 150 courses, including, Fundamentals of Photography, Techniques for Retraining Your Brain, Great Meals in Less Time, and Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body.
Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.
eMagazines & eNews
Rather than subscribing to multiple (expensive) magazines, why not browse and read what you want right on your phone, tablet, or computer. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to use RBDigital, but there are no residency restrictions to access Flipster, The New York Times or The Washington Post.
Enjoy unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times mobile app. All Des Moines Public Library card holders may use The New York Times online. When the 72 hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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