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September is Fine Forgiveness Month

MDPLS is forgiving late fees throughout September.

Just bring back your overdue books or other items and we’ll waive your fines, no questions asked.

And don’t forget to renew or reactivate your library card.

For more information, call or visit any library branch or email

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Fines and fees are charged to cardholders for items returned late, lost or damaged items, and filled Interlibrary Loan requests.

Miami‑Dade Public Library System materials can be checked out for free with a valid library card. When library materials are returned past their due dates, the cardholder will be charged overdue fines for each day the items are late. No overdue fines are charged for children’s and young adult materials. 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 will need to bring it under $20 in order to continue enjoying all of your library card privileges.

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 mailing a payment please make checks payable to Miami‑Dade Public Library.
Remember to include the 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


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


Unclaimed Holds

$1 / item

Library Card Replacement


Collection Agency


InterLibrary Loan

$5 / filled request

Guest Card

$5 / three months

Fee Card

$100 / year