The University Library is located in the Student Education Center and has been selected as a Resource Library by the National Library of Medicine.
The Library will be closed on all University holidays. Any other schedule changes will be posted in the Library.
Reference staff are available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Kendall Reed Rare Book Room is open by appointment only.
Materials may be checked out by University students and employees. DMU Library offers faculty, students and staff reference assistance as well as interlibrary loan privileges. The Library is open to the public 8 a.m. – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Members of the public must use materials in the library.
Des Moines University’s proxy server provides students and faculty with remote access to the Library’s electronic resources for scholarly research. Whether on campus or working off-campus, students and staff can access library resources through the Pulse or from ourLibGuides page, our website currently in development.
The University Archives includes historical documents from the University Administration and personal papers from former faculty members. The historical book collection focuses on osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, medical education in the 19th and early 20th centuries, military medicine, and surgical anatomy.
The Des Moines University Historical Photograph Collection in the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection is a digital sample of the most popular images from the resources housed in the Kendall Reed Rare Book Room. They show the University’s three campus locations, early leaders, and student life. DMU’s pictures are located here
DMU has a memorial gifts program to benefit the library. This program allows donors an opportunity to honor the memory of someone close to their heart by making a gift to DMU. If you are interested in the memorial gifts program, contact the development office.