Libraries & Special Collections

Research Center Locations and Hours

In Des Moines In Iowa City
Des Moines Building

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

402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 335-3916

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Des Moines and Iowa City Research Centers

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Retrievals of state archives, photograph & manuscript collections will be made at: Thursday & Friday: 9:45 am, 11 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:30 pm

Holiday Hours 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 16, Closed

Memorial Day: May 28, Closed

Fourth of July: July 2, Closed

Labor Day: Sept. 3, Closed

Veteran's Day: Nov. 11, Closed

Thanksgiving Week: November 21 – 26

  • Open
    Nov. 22-23
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Nov. 21, 24-26

Christmas Week: December 19-25

  • Open
    Dec. 21-20
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Dec. 19-20, 24-25

New Year's Week: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

  • Open
    Dec. 28-30
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Dec. 26-27, Dec. 31, Jan. 1
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