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September is Library Card Sign‑up Month
Apply for your free Miami‑Dade Public Library System card and unlock a world of countless resources and limitless opportunities

"When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world."
– John Goodman, Emmy and Golden Globe Award‑Winning Actor

(Miami, FL – September 1, 2016) The Miami-Dade Public Library System invites you to discover the power of your library card during Library Card Sign‑up Month in September. Getting a card is easy—just visit any branch library, fill out an application, and show a photo ID and proof of your Miami‑Dade address and you’re all set. You may also apply online by visiting and clicking on "Get a Card." Fill out the application online and then go in person to your selected branch to pick up your card. Kids 16 years old and under need parental authorization to obtain a library card.

"With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities."
– Bill Gates, Technologist, Business Leader and Philanthropist

Your library card gives you free access to paper and digital books and magazines, digital movies and music, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, computers, the Internet, online tutoring, online training courses to help you develop and improve your professional skills, college and career test preparation resources, language classes, museum passes, and so much more!

"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card."
– Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States, Librarian and Teacher

With the new school year underway, it's the perfect time for students to get a library card. It can help them and their families save time and money, and give them access to the resources they need at the library and online to compete academically and achieve academic success.

If you already have a MDPLS library card and haven't used it in a while, it's a good time to renew and rediscover all it has to offer. If you know someone who's missing out on all our great services, send them our way to sign up for a library card—today or anytime.

Since 1987, the American Library Association and libraries nationwide have been joining together every September for Library Card Sign‑up Month to mark the beginning of the school year and remind everyone about the benefits of owning a library card.

For more information, visit or call 305‑375‑2665.

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 50 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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