Des Moines Public Library
Located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa, the Des Moines Public Library comprises six physical locations and an online virtual library.
Library cards: Library cards are free for residents of Iowa, ages five and up. To obtain a library card, bring a photo ID and proof of current address to any branch.
Services: Patrons can borrow books, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, CDs, and other materials for no charge; DVDs can be checked out for one week for $1.00. All branches regularly offer free programs for children, teens, and adults. Patrons also may attend book discussions; access research databases and subscription websites; and reserve private study rooms. Numerous computers are available to patrons and out-of-state guests. A wireless printing service allows documents to be printed from a home computer or smartphone for $0.25 per page.
Des Moines Area Community College Libraries: https://dmacc.edu/library/Pages/welcome.aspx
Des Moines University Library: https://www.dmu.edu/library
Drake University Cowles Library: https://library.drake.edu
Grand View University Library: https://www.grandview.edu/student-life/library
Little Free Libraries
Dozens of Little Free Libraries populate the neighborhoods of Des Moines and surrounding communities. For more information about these free, local book exchanges, visit https://littlefreelibrary.org.
To find a Little Free Library near you, search the map at https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap.