Lots to Offer

Your local public library offers a variety of services and materials to community members. Here’s a little of what they offer to patrons:

  • books
  • magazines
  • references
  • audio books
  • DVDs
  • personal study rooms
  • computers
  • eBooks
  • eMagazines
  • summer reading programs
  • story times
  • puppets

How to Get a Library Card

Library cards can be obtained by going to the library and filling out an application form. Residents of the city/county of the library and who are age 5 or older are eligible to be a card holder (see each library’s policy for details.). Proof of address and a photo ID are required. If under the age of 14, a parent must sign the application.

Johnston Public Library logo

Johnston Public Library

6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131-0327

Urbandale Public Library logo

Urbandale Public Library

3520 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Des Moines Public Library logo

Des Moines Public Library

Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
East Side Library
2559 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
Forest Avenue Library
1326 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314
Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
North Side Library
3516 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
South Side Library
1111 Porter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315