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Miami‑Dade Public Library Launches New Website

– New Site Provides Improved Navigation, Improved Searching and Rich Content –

(MIAMI, MARCH 28, 2014) – The Miami‑Dade Public Library has launched a new and improved website

The redesigned site, created by the library’s in‑house digital team, embodies the mission to maintain and improve library services that reflect the informational, educational, and recreational needs of our diverse community. The home page welcomes visitors with bold new colors, a clean design, and moving images featuring content created by library staff.

Major features of the new site include:
New features of the online catalog:

In addition to a Google map and library hours, the pages for each of the 49 libraries now feature e‑mail access to managers, and a listing of current programs designed to meet the needs of the neighborhood.

“With changes in technology and continued demand by users it was time for a restructuring of the online portal to our services,” said Library Director Raymond Santiago. “The new site features a clean, fresh look, and will greatly improve the experience of library users. We look forward to feedback from users as we continue to develop and expand the new service.”

The website currently receives more than 4.4 million users annually, who reserve materials, search for programs, check library hours and locations, access databases, sign up for workshops, get homework help, and take advantage of many other features.

For more information on programs and services at the library, visit or call 305‑375‑2665.


Media Contact:
Jessica Melgarejo Cespedes

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 49 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.


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