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Cardholders will be charged for lost or damaged items, filled Interlibrary Loan requests and certain items that are returned late.

Miami Dade Public Library System materials can be checked out for free with a valid library card. We do not charge overdue fines for items returned past their due date with the exception of video games and tablets/laptops and their accessories. You will receive an invoice for the full cost of any item that is not returned within 10 days of its due date. Cardholders will also be charged for materials that are lost, damaged or returned incomplete.

In order to renew your library card, your account must have a balance of less than $20. If your account has a balance of more than $20, you may temporarily lose borrowing privileges until the materials are returned and/or the fines/fees are paid.

Making Payments on Your Account

Payments can be made in person at your nearest branch library, by mail or online. If making a payment in person with a personal check, a valid driver's license or identification card must be presented.

If you are mailing a payment please make check payable to Miami‑Dade Public Library System.
Remember to include your 14‑digit library card number on the check.

Mail payments to:
Miami‑Dade Public Library System
Main Library – Attn: Access Services
101 W. Flagler St
Miami, FL 33130

Make a Payment

Fines

Adult Materials
(books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks)

20¢ / day ($8 Maximum)

Young Adults Materials
(books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks)

15¢ / day ($8 Maximum)

Children’s Materials
(books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks)

10¢ / day ($4 Maximum)

DVDs / Video Games

$1 / day ($8 Maximum)

Tablet / Laptop

$10 / item ($10 Maximum)

Tablet / Laptop Accessories

$10 / item ($10 Maximum)

InterLibrary Loan items

Determined by lending library

Fees

Unclaimed Holds

$1 / item

Library Card Replacement

$1

Collection Agency

$10

InterLibrary Loan

$5 / filled request

Guest Card

$5 / three months

Fee Card

$100 / year