Using the Library
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 and fees are charged to cardholders for items returned late, lost or damaged items, unclaimed holds, and filled Interlibrary Loan requests.
With a library card, patrons are able to use library desktop computers and laptops equipped with Internet access, Microsoft Office 2010 and printer access.
The Library offers mobile apps for free! Manage your account, search the catalog, download and read eBooks, download music, and read the latest magazines.
MDPLS provides resources that help individuals with a visual, physical, hearing or speech disability access library materials, equipment and services.
Miami‑Dade Public Library System is closed on County‑observed holidays.
Browse the library catalog by title, author, subject or series.
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.
Homework help, learning a language, car repairs or test preparation, databases connect you to the information you need.
Download or stream digital books, audiobooks, music, magazines and movies for free.
An Early Literacy Program for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to five years.
Find resources for children, including library databases and websites for homework help, booklists, online games and children’ eBooks.
Find resources for teens, including booklists, databases, and websites for homework help, college, careers, health & relationships, and volunteering.
Let our expert staff members help you pick out your next great read.
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.
The MDPLS Coworking Center at the West Kendall Regional Library provides enterprising customers with a place to conduct business, telecommute and grow as entrepreneurs.
A place for creation, exploration, invention and learning.
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.
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 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)
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.
Library cardholders can request books, articles and audiovisual materials not part of the Library’s collection from a vast network of libraries.
Recommend books, DVDs, eBooks and other materials for the Library to purchase.
The mobile libraries make scheduled stops each week throughout Miami‑Dade County, bringing books, DVDs, music and audiobooks to the community.
The Museum Pass program provides patrons free entry for a family of four to local museums and parks.
Connections loans library materials by mail to individuals who are unable to visit the library in person due to disabilities or conditions of aging.
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.
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. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade) is an adult literacy program designed to assist English‑speaking adults with low literacy skills.
The South Dade Regional Library is an official Passport Application Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State.
Meeting rooms may be rented for programs open to the public and held for the benefit of the general public.