Des Moines Public Library

Library, Bookstore
1000 Grand Ave (at 10th St.)
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 283-4152
9:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 6:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm


  • Avoid paying for meters and use the parking garage underneath the building. Parking's free for two hours!
  • Looking for grant and fundraising information? Access Foundation Center resources, including Foundation Directory Online Professional, for FREE at this location!
  • If you need a quiet place, get one of the study rooms on the second floor.
  • Share your love of the library! Stop by the library for an entry form, post a note on our Facebook page, or send us a tweet using hashtag #ilovedmpl. Enter our drawing for a dozen freshly baked cooki
  • Great Writer's Group 1st Monday of the month from 6-8. Poetry, short stories, children's writers, novels, memoirs and more. Join us!
  • Free meters on Saturday
  • All sorts of stuff to check out!
  • Ms. Donna does a great job with the kids for story hour.
  • They have a big collection of books to read in the children's area and adult area and the public parking is underneath so no hassle of downtown parking.
  • The selection of music is outstanding. The librarians are very helpful and efficient.
  • Great friendly staff and inclusive card requirements. Come here if you're new to town!
  • Use the library website to reserve books and have them delivered to your closest branch library. They also got awesome check-out options for e-readers.
  • Wonderful facility. A jewel for the City of Des Moines!
  • My wife parked near the published location of the meeting and ended up having to walk clear around the building to get in. No fun.
  • Lots of public meetings held here. Great place for civic engagement!
  • Don't go to the library. Nothing good can come from the library. Best case scenario is you leave with your life and 90% of your dignity.
  • Drive thru only open 4-6 pm
  • this place is nothing more than a climate controlled bum zone.
  • You can check into a private room, and do you work. It is good if you don't want any distractions.
  • We have just added e-books!

Nearby places

1013 Locust St
1330 Grand Avenue (13th Street & Grand Avenue)
1301 Locust St (at 13th St)