Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

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

Histories & Images

Internet Archive Collections

Flickr Collections

Iowa Oral History Project

The Iowa Oral History Project consists of a series of interviews conducted from the early 1970s through 2002.

From out of town?

The Des Moines Public Library Reference Department offers Premium Research Services for those seeking information about a particular person, topic or event.