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Renovations: Study Room Alternatives

The WDM Library will begin extensive renovations beginning in October of 2019 at least through 2020.  These will be done in several Phases – exact dates are still being worked out, so please bear with us!

During some of these phases, certain Rooms may be unavailable for booking, so you may find them blocked off, or not listing altogether, on our online booking system.  If you count on our rooms for regular meetings, tutoring or study groups, you will want to make other arrangements.  Please see the list below or contact staff for other options.

Exam Proctoring:  we will be suspending this service during the room closures, but alternative locations are listed below and on our Exam Proctoring page.

Some Quiet/Study/Meeting Room Spaces in the Western Metro:  

We appreciate your patience with the noise, dust and an disorganization while the next chapter in the WDM Library’s book is written. This list is provided as a courtesy to assist our patrons in finding compatible space to meet their needs during our building renovations beginning 9/1/19 and continuing until early summer 2020.
This list is not intended to be a full service guide to metro study space.
Organization/Library Address Contact Information Type(s) of Space(s) Available
Clive Public Library 1900 NW 114th Street
Clive, IA 50325
515-453-2221
Clive Library
2 study/meeting rooms; bookable online, will proctor exams
Des Moines Public Library Six branches in the city 515-283-4152 ext. 3
DMPL.org
Each branch has 1-3 study rooms; must have DMPL library card; rooms only reservable at the Central branch; does NOT proctor exams
Johnston Public Library 6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131
515-278-5233
Johnston Library
4 study rooms; bookable online, will proctor exams
Urbandale Public Library 3520 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-278-3945
Urbandale Library
2 large (3-6 people); 4 small (1-2 people); bookable online, will proctor exams
Waukee Public Library 950 Warrior Ln
Waukee, IA, 50263
515-978-7944
Waukee Library
2 study rooms, same day reservations available by phone, will proctor exams