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IowaDOT Driver’s License Renewal Kiosk

The West Des Moines Public Library now has an IowaDOT License and Identification renewal kiosk on-site. The machine is located in the Library Living Room (the former cafe’ space). The kiosk is able to take identification photos–and allows the user to decide if the photo that’s been taken is acceptable (thank goodness!).

Neither new licenses nor new identification cards will be issued from the machine, but renewal of existing state identification will be possible at 4000 Mills Civic Parkway during library hours. The kiosks are much faster than in-person visits, we’ve been told, but there are some restrictions to the service.

Iowans can renew their Driver’s License or Identification Card at a kiosk if:

  • They have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID card (not a commercial driver’s license)
  • They are at least 18 years old, but younger than 70 years old
  • Their license or ID card has not been expired more than one year and sixty days
  • It is less than 180 days to the renewal date on their current license or ID card
  • They are a U.S. Citizen
  • They do not have any medical or vision conditions that would impact their ability to drive.

Once again, just as at the DOT office, the kiosk will issue a temporary document and the actual new license or identification card will be mailed to the user. The kiosk will accept credit or debit card payments, but not cash.

Technical support for the kiosk is provided by the IowaDOT.  Questions on its general use can be directed to Library staff.

As of June, 2015, the following OTHER locations also contained DOT kiosks.  You may want to call ahead to verify:

  • Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, DSM
  • Southridge Hy-Vee, 1107 SE Army Post Rd
  • East Euclid Hy-Vee, 2540 E. Euclid Ave
  • Altoona Public Library, 700 Eighth St. SW, Altoona
  • Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 E. Hickman Rd, Waukee