About the Library

Welcome!

Everyone at the Urbandale Public Library strives to make our organization a vital resource for the community. We welcome customers of all ages and from all backgrounds, and make every effort to provide the best possible customer service.

Whether you’ve always lived in this area, recently moved, or are just visiting, we encourage you to stop by the library to experience everything we have to offer. We hope to see you soon here at the library!

Our Mission: The Urbandale Public Library is committed to providing diverse resources for life-long learning and enjoyment.

Urbandale Public Library is owned by the city of Urbandale and governed by a seven member Board of Trustees.  We serve not only the residents of Urbandale, but the surrounding Des Moines metro area as well as contracting cities within the state of Iowa.  The current 56,000 square foot building was completed in 2000 and houses a variety of  print and non print materials.  In the library, you will find computers, photocopiers, meeting rooms, study areas, children’s programs and more!