NEW Mobile App Coming Soon!

We're launching a NEW mobile app!  Note:  Your old WDM Library app may stop working soon, so we can update the App stores.

Watch the week of the 19th for more info on the NEW app!

For now, you can place holds and check your account via your mobile browser:

Closed for Renovations Starting March 1st

The WDM Library is Temporarily Closed to finish our Renovations. Starting March 1st, the closure will last between six and eight weeks, as we have a LOT to do!  Curbside holds pickup is available - we have EXPANDED the hours: M-Th 9a-7p and Fri/Sat 10a-2p!  For more information, see our Building Renovations page.  

Tell Us Your Library Story

Do you have a brief story about how the West Des Moines Public Library has made a difference in your life? We would love to hear it!


  • Did you learn a new skill or hobby using library materials or attending a library program?
  • Did your child discover a love of reading? Did you?
  • Have you used the library to find a job?

Some of these stories, with permission, may be posted on our website or used in other promotional materials.

Example “stay-at-home dad” or “small business owner” or “local musician” - this will be displayed next to your First Name and Last Initial, if provided. E.g. "Laura H., WDM mom"
May we publish your first name in connection with your story?
Name would be displayed as First Name, Last Initial. Example: “Tony A., Musician from WDM”
Promotional Materials Release
May we use all or part of your story for use in promotional materials or fundraising efforts?