Libraries & Special Collections

Library Location and Hours

In Des Moines In Iowa City
Des Moines Building

600 East Locust
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Call 515-281-6200
Iowa City Building

402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Call 319-335-3916

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Des Moines Reading Room Hours

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday

Retrievals of state archives, photograph & manuscript collections are made at the following times:
9:45 and 11 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri. only) and 1, 2:15, and 3:30 p.m. (Tue. thru Fri.)

State archives, photograph, and manuscript collections are closed Saturdays unless arrangements are made in advance. Arrangements can be made by calling the reference desk (515) 281-6200 by noon the preceding Friday.

Iowa City Library

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday

Archives, photograph, and manuscript collections are closed Saturdays, unless arrangements are made in advance.  Arrangements can be made by calling Special Collections by Friday afternoon at (319) 335-3911.

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