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: https://encore.wdm.iowa.gov

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.  

Valley Junction Library Kiosk

Looking for after-hours library options?  Try our new 24-Hour Library Kiosk in Valley Junction

The kiosk is located on the back side of the Valley Junction Activity Center (aka WDM Community Center). 

 

Kiosk Location

To get to the kiosk, turn off 4th Street into the parking lot behind the Valley Junction Activity Center (217 5th Street is its official address); you’ll see the machine just to the south of the rear entrance.

GPS Coordinates: 41.5717378, -93.7088021

Using the Kiosk

To use the kiosk, you need a West Des Moines Public Library card in good standing to check out one of the 235 carefully selected books and DVDs in the kiosk.  There is a borrowing limit of ten (10) items per cardholder.

Library cards are free, but you will need to visit the main WDM Library to get one. 

Get a Library Card 

In addition to checking out new materials, patrons can renew and return library materials at the kiosk, whether borrowed from the kiosk or from the main library. There are some size limitations on items because of the dimensions of the return slot, but most library items will fit.

Valley Junction Library Kiosk image

The kiosk, the first of its kind in Iowa, results from a generous gift of over $100,000 from the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to support the library’s services and programs.

Contact library director Darryl Eschete at 515-222-3409 or email the Library with questions or concerns about the kiosk.