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Margaret C, WDM mom

Our one-year-old son had surgery and was in arm splints for 3 weeks. ...We could not have made it through that recovery period without the Children's Department at the West Des Moines Public Library! Our son loves books and while he was in the arm splints, his affinity for books grew even more, when playing with toys was more difficult.  Even now out of the arm splints, we return for more books, with new discoveries behind each cover. The West Des Moines Public Library is an invaluable resource to us as parents and a place our little one already loves. 

 

Meeting & Study Rooms

NEW BOOKING SERVICE IS HERE!

We have a NEW Room Booking system.  You can start your search by choosing a Room or choosing a Date/Time.   An email address is required to book online.  More info on each room and the policies that apply are listed below.

Online Room Booking

Small Group Study Rooms

There are six (6) Study Rooms located on the second floor, and a small meeting room on the first floor, with a varying range of capacity from 1 to 8 people. You can call 515-222-3403 (Reference Desk) or use our online booking system to book a room.   

Note: Only five (5) of the rooms can be booked online, up to 12 hours in advance. To book on the same day, call 515-222-3403 (Reference Desk).

Use of the Study Rooms rooms is guided by our Study Rooms Policy. (In Adobe PDF)

Larger Meeting Rooms

We have two (2) additional Meeting Rooms to accommodate larger groups.

  • The Millie Knee Classroom holds between 8 and 20 people, and is located on the second floor of the library.
  • The Community Room, located on the first floor of the library, holds up to 70.
  • You can make a request for one of these rooms using our online booking system, up to 72 hours in advance.
    • Note: this link is different than the Study Rooms booking link above, and requires an email address and phone number. These larger rooms require staff approval (you will be notified via email or phone).

The Community Room is subject to our Meeting Rooms Policy.

The Millie Knee Classroom is subject to our Study Rooms Policy.

Rooms are available for public use at no charge.  Behavior in all rooms is subject to our Library Conduct Policy.

You can also contact the Library at 515-222-3403 to verify availability and make a request over the phone.