Notary Service Suspended for May

Due to staffing changes, Notary service will not be available at the Library for the month of May, 2024.

West Des Moines City Hall offers free Notary services – please contact them ahead of time to arrange an appointment.

You can also search for Notaries in your area through the State’s Notary Search tool.

Pet Pictures for Fine Forgiveness (May 20 - 31, 2024)

Did you know that May is National Pet Month? In that spirit, we are offering fine forgiveness when WDM Library card holders show us their pet photos between Monday, May 20 and Friday, May 31! Each photo counts as a $1.00 off of fines. Bonus: if you'd like for your adorable pet to be added to our Pet Wall throughout the month, please email your photo to One lucky person who submits their photo will be entered to win a WDM Library tote bag. Don't have any fines? We'd still love to see your pictures! Please feel free to send them along.  

The maximum amount of photos per account is 4, so $4.00 of forgiveness is the limit for this special engagement. Pet Photos for Fine Forgiveness will only waive fines, not fees. Collection Agency fees and replacement copy fees cannot be waived during this event. 

If you have any questions about Pet Photos for Fine Forgiveness at the West Des Moines Public Library or want more information about any outstanding fines or fees you might have, please contact

Posted on May 14, 2024