Health & medical book sale

June 1, 2010 —

Get thee to the State Library on Thursday or Friday (June 3-4)!

The state medical library closed in March and they’re selling medical books and journals! The state library is in the Miller Building, 1112 E. Grand Ave., and is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Visitor parking just north of the building and one block east.

Hardbacks are $2, paperbacks $1, journals are 10 cents, health videos are $1. You can also negotiate to buy entire runs of journals. The sale is first-come, first-served. No credit cards. Bring cash/check and your own bags/boxes. Some items are already gone but you can check the catalog ahead of time for what they have/had.

Of course you shouldn’t worry about losing access to a great medical library because the DMU Library is still here for you! It’s a great resource & study spot for students, plus it’s open to the public. It’s considered a National Library of Medicine Resource Library and has a 26,000+ medical book collection, has 35,336 volume-bound journals plus gets 600 journal & newsletter subscriptions!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Wet Shaving

    Thank you for sharing this excellent information. I will make sure to go and check it out.

  • Gands

    There is always a shortage of medical libraries around the world. In this context, it is sad to know that the state medical library closed and is selling its stock of medical books. It is a great opportunity for all to get some good collection of medical books. Bye.