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Get a Library Card

Start borrowing books, DVDs, eBooks and more today with a library card, FREE to residents of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s taxing district.


Cardholders can borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, graphic novels and video games and download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and music.

Fines & Fees

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

Computers & Internet

With a library card, patrons are able to use library desktop computers and laptops equipped with Internet access, Microsoft Office 2010 and printer access.

Mobile Apps

The Library offers mobile apps for free! Manage your account, search the catalog, download and read eBooks, download music, and read the latest magazines.

Assistive Services & Technology

MDPLS provides resources that help individuals with a visual, physical, hearing or speech disability access library materials, equipment and services.

Holiday Schedule

Miami‑Dade Public Library System is closed on County‑observed holidays.


Browse the Catalog

Browse the library catalog by title, author, subject or series.

Community Resources

The vision of the Library is to be an innovative, user‑centric, community anchor that provides opportunities for lifelong education, exploration, and discovery for the residents of Miami‑Dade County.

Learning & Training

Homework help, learning a language, car repairs or test preparation, databases connect you to the information you need.

eBooks & More

Download or stream digital books, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies for free.

Talking is Teaching: Early Literacy

An Early Literacy Program for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to five years.

The Library for Children

Find resources for children, including library databases and websites for homework help, booklists, online games and children’ eBooks.

The Library for Teens

Find resources for teens, including booklists, databases, and websites for homework help, college, careers, health & relationships, and volunteering.

Staff Picks

Let our expert staff members help you pick out your next great read.

24/7 Library

Away from the library? Need library services after hours? The Library offers a collection of resources available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Coworking Center

The MDPLS Coworking Center at the West Kendall Regional Library provides enterprising customers with a place to conduct business, telecommute and grow as entrepreneurs.

YOUmake Miami

A place for creation, exploration, invention and learning.

YOUmedia Miami

YOUmedia Miami teaches teens to use technology to tell stories and engage with the world around them in powerful ways, building upon the role libraries play as places of innovation and exploration.


Mobile Printing

Submit documents to print from wherever you are—on the road or a home office, from any internet connected device to various library locations.

Ask A Librarian

Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging.

Sunday ‑ Thursday, 10 a.m. ‑ midnight (ET)
Friday ‑ Saturday, 10 a.m. ‑ 5 p.m. (ET)

Homework Help & Tutoring Program

Certified teachers are available to meet with small groups of students grades K‑12 at the library to provide free homework help and tutoring in reading, math and science.

InterLibrary Loan

Library cardholders can request books, articles and audiovisual materials not part of the Library’s collection from a vast network of libraries.

Suggestions for Purchase

Recommend books, DVDs, eBooks and other materials for the Library to purchase.

Mobile Library

The mobile libraries make scheduled stops each week throughout Miami‑Dade County, bringing books, DVDs, music and audiobooks to the community.

Museum Pass

The Museum Pass program provides patrons free entry for a family of four to local museums and parks.

Connections: For the Homebound

Connections loans library materials by mail to individuals who are unable to visit the library in person due to disabilities or conditions of aging.

Talking Books & Braille

The Talking Books Library loans audio and Braille books by mail to persons who have difficulty reading because of blindness, or visual, physical or reading disabilities.

Storytime Express: Early Literacy Kits

Jump Start is an early literacy service that offers storytime experiences for babies, toddlers and preschoolers outside of the library.

Project L.E.A.D. Adult Literacy

Project L.E.A.D. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade) is an adult literacy program designed to assist English‑speaking adults with low literacy skills.

U.S. Passport Services

The South Dade Regional Library is an official Passport Application Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State.

Reserving Space at the Library

Meeting rooms may be rented for programs open to the public and held for the benefit of the general public.