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Hours & Location



2725 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50325

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Library Navigation Guide

From the north or east:

  1. From I-35 S, continue onto I-235 W. From I-80 W, take exit 137A onto I-235 W.
  2. Take exit 7 for Keo Way/19th St. toward MLK Jr. Pkwy.
  3. Turn right onto 19th St.
  4. Turn left onto University Ave. In 1/2 mile, the Library will be on your right.

From the south or west:

  1. From I-35 S, take exit 7A onto I-235 E. From I-80 E, continue onto I-235 E.
  2. Take exit 6 to 31st St.
  3. Turn left on 31st St. to University Ave.
  4. Turn right on University Ave. In 2 blocks, the Library will be on your left.

The library’s south entrance door (facing University Ave.) is more ADA accessible and requires a Drake ID card. The north entrance doors do not require an ID card.


Street parking is available on side streets south of University Ave. (28th St., 27th St., Brattleboro Ave., etc.).

There is a small, metered Visitor lot on the southwest corner of Aliber Hall.

More information about parking at Drake