The Urbandale Public Library has been part of the City of Urbandale since 1961. As our city has grown, so has the demand for our services – so much so, that over the years, the Library has called four different locations around the city home. Since 2000, you can find us nestled within the beautiful City of Urbandale campus bordered by Walker Johnston Park.
The Urbandale Public Library is committed to providing diverse resources for life-long learning and enjoyment.
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
- Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
For complete details on our Curbside service, click here.
2023 Holiday Closures
|New Year’s Day||CLOSED||Sunday, January 1, 2023|
|Day after New Year’s Day||CLOSED||Monday, January 2|
|Presidents Day / Staff In-Service||CLOSED||Monday, February 20|
|Easter||CLOSED||Sunday, April 9|
|Day before Memorial Day||CLOSED||Sunday, May 28|
|Memorial Day||CLOSED||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||CLOSED||Tuesday, July 4|
|Day before Labor Day||CLOSED||Sunday, September 3|
|Labor Day||CLOSED||Monday, September 4|
|Day before Thanksgiving||LIMITED HOURS, OPEN 9AM-3PM||Wednesday, November 22|
|Thanksgiving||CLOSED||Thursday, November 23|
|Day after Thanksgiving||CLOSED||Friday, November 24|
|Christmas Eve||CLOSED||Sunday, December 24|
|Christmas Day||CLOSED||Monday, December 25|
|Day after Christmas||CLOSED||Tuesday, December 26|
|New Year’s Eve||LIMITED HOURS, OPEN 12PM-3PM||Sunday, December 31|
|New Year’s Day||CLOSED||Monday, January 1, 2024|
Our Leadership and Service Area
The 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.
A Community Destination
Our current 56,000 square-foot building houses a variety of print and non-print materials for research and entertainment. Besides our vast collection, the Library is also a key resource for groups, small businesses, and individuals who need access to computers, photocopiers, meeting rooms, and study areas. Our extensive programming informs, educates, and entertains audiences of all ages and interests. In 2020, we drew in over 100,000 visitors and offered over 300 programs for children, teens, and adults with more than 9,000 attendees.