The library is located on the corner of South 216th St. and 11th Ave. S, next to Des Moines City Hall and across the street from Wesley Homes Retirement Center. From northbound I-5:
Take Exit 149B and head west on Hwy. 516 (Kent-Des Moines Road). Turn right onto Pacific Hwy. S/Hwy. 99. At the next major intersection, turn left onto 216th St. After going down the hill, turn left onto 11th Ave.
From southbound I-5:
Take Exit 151. At the stop sign, continue straight on 200th St. At the next major intersection, turn left onto International Blvd./Hwy. 99/Pacific Hwy. S. At the third stoplight, turn right onto 216th St. After going down the hill, turn left onto 11th Ave.
Head south on First Ave., which becomes Marine View Drive. At the first four-way intersection with lights, turn left onto 7th Place S, which becomes 216th St. At the top of the small hill, turn right onto 11th Ave.
Getting here by bus:
The Des Moines Library is served by bus routes 121, 122, 131, 132, and 166.
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