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Looking for your next great read? We have the tools to help you out!

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    See what Des Moines Public Library staff is reading!
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    Do you like your books to be leisurely paced and atmospheric, or do you prefer menacing and suspenseful? Maybe melancholy and lyrical? View existing lists, or make your own with NoveList Plus! Have a smart phone? Try Novelist Plus Mobile.

    [Your library card is required to use this resource]
  • View lists of new items on order! Lists include Audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, New Fiction, New Mysteries, and New Nonfiction.
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    Discover new books, track your reading, and earn badges!

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    Read articles about books and reading from around the internet collected by our librarians.

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Search our Online Catalog for books, music, movies and more!

E-books and more!
Search our OverDrive collection for e-books and e-audiobooks.
Search OneClickdigital for e-audiobooks.
Find great e-magazines with Zinio!

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View Our Archived Books Lists >

Looking for a book list you've found here before? Visit our archive of librarian created booklists (no longer updated).