Register for a Library Card

Digital library cards provide instant access to Libby/OverDrive, Kanopy and all our other digital materials and resources

Digital Card Eligibility

Digital Card Restrictions

  • Must live in the city limits of Des Moines or Windsor Heights, or in unincorporated Polk County
  • Must be at least 5 years old
  • Must have a valid email
  • Digital card holders can place holds on physical items, but cannot check them out until they visit one of DMPL's six locations with a photo ID and proof of address
  • Digital cards expire after 60 days and cannot be renewed. To keep your account, visit a branch with a photo ID and proof of address to switch to a physical card
  • Any digital account that has not switched to a physical card after 60 days will be deleted
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