Welcome!

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.

Our Mission

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

Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
  • Friday – Saturday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Curbside Hours

  • Thursday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For complete details on our Curbside service, click here.

2022 Holiday Closures

Day before ThanksgivingLIMITED HOURS, OPEN 9AM-3PMWednesday, November 23
ThanksgivingCLOSEDThursday, November 24
Day after ThanksgivingCLOSEDFriday, November 25
Christmas EveCLOSEDSaturday, December 24
Christmas DayCLOSEDSunday, December 25
Day after ChristmasCLOSEDMonday, December 26
New Year’s EveLIMITED HOURS, OPEN 9AM-3PMSaturday, December 31

2023 Holiday Closures

New Year’s DayCLOSEDSunday, January 1, 2023
Day after New Year’s DayCLOSEDMonday, January 2
Presidents Day / Staff In-ServiceCLOSEDMonday, February 20
EasterCLOSEDSunday, April 9
Day before Memorial DayCLOSEDSunday, May 28
Memorial DayCLOSEDMonday, May 29
Independence DayCLOSEDTuesday, July 4
Day before Labor DayCLOSEDSunday, September 3
Labor DayCLOSEDMonday, September 4
Day before ThanksgivingLIMITED HOURS, OPEN 9AM-3PMWednesday, November 22
ThanksgivingCLOSEDThursday, November 23
Day after ThanksgivingCLOSEDFriday, November 24
Christmas EveCLOSEDSunday, December 24
Christmas DayCLOSEDMonday, December 25
Day after ChristmasCLOSEDTuesday, December 26
New Year’s EveLIMITED HOURS, OPEN 9AM-3PMSunday, December 31
New Year’s DayCLOSEDMonday, 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.