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Libraries are Cooling Centers
All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will once again serve as cooling centers during extreme temperatures this summer. 
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eBooks and eAudiobooks
You can read or listen to books on most mobile devices, tablets or your computer. All are free to borrow, and expire automatically, so there are no late fees. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to access streaming and downloadable content.
Overdrive/Libby
Read eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.
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TumbleBook Library
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Teen Book Cloud
eBooks for grades seven through twelve. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Audio Book Cloud
Always available audiobooks for all ages. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Romance Book Cloud
Over 1,700 Romance titles to read to your heart's content. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Streaming Video
Looking for something to watch on family movie night - or date night? The library offers an alternative to expensive monthly streaming services - for free! Discover movies, TV shows and more - with the ability to watch on your phone, tablet, computer or smart TV - with these options. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to access streaming and downloadable content.
Creativebug
Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Medici.TV | EDU
The leading video streaming service for classical music, opera and dance. Click "View" below, Login, then select our library from the list and enter your library card number in the appropriate box. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Kanopy Kids
Hundreds of children's movies, TV shows, and readalong books for FREE through Kanopy.
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Kanopy
Find tens of thousands of films - from award-winning modern movies to cinematic classics to the best of international and independent film.
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eMagazines & eNews
Rather than subscribing to multiple (expensive) magazines, why not browse and read what you want right on your phone, tablet, or computer. Cardholders must live in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or rural Polk County to use RBDigital, but there are no residency restrictions to access Flipster, The New York Times or The Washington Post.
Overdrive/Libby
Read eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines instantly, for free, using the device in your hand or your browser with Libby from Overdrive. Our collection includes popular kid, teen and adult titles.
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Wall Street Journal
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click below to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the below link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Consumer Reports
Free access to this trusted, unbiased website! Get reviews on appliances, cars, home products, and more. When asked for your Patron ID, please enter your library card number. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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The New York Times Online
Enjoy unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times mobile app. All Des Moines Public Library card holders may use The New York Times online. When the 72 hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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The Washington Post
Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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Flipster
Find popular magazines like People, Sports Illustrated, and Time on your computer, or on your phone or tablet with the Flipster app. Available to all DMPL cardholders.
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