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Community Resources

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

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24/7 Library

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

24/7 Library page
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Art Exhibitions & Collections

Art installations and events featured at various branches within the system.

Exhibitions at the Library page

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Ask a Librarian

Provides Florida residents with virtual reference services through live chat, text messaging or email.

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

Ask A Librarian
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Assistive Services & Technology

Library resources that help to make it possible for individuals with a visual, physical, hearing or speech disability to access library materials, equipment and services.

Assistive Services page
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Computers & Internet

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

Computers & Internet page
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eBooks & More

Download or stream digital books, audiobooks, music, magazines, comic books and movies to your personal computer or mobile device all for free with your library card.

eBooks & More page

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Federal, state and local government information and services.

eGovernment page
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InterLibrary Loan

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

InterLibrary Loan page
Child's Night Stand

Storytime Express Early Literacy Kits

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

Storytime Express page
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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.

Reserving Space at the Library page

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Mobile Library

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

Mobile Library page
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Mobile Printing

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

Mobile Printing page
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Museum Pass

The Museum Pass offers patrons FREE admission for a family of four to enjoy art, culture, entertainment and so much more!

Museum Pass page
Adult Tutor and Student

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 who are functionally illiterate.

Project L.E.A.D. page

Talking is Teaching

Talking is Teaching Early Literacy

It’s never too early to help your child learn to read.

Talking is Teaching page
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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 Children page
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The Library for Teens

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

The Library for Teens page
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Social Services at the Library

Get connected to free services that can help you access information on mental health, housing, food and other government assistance programs.

Visit the Social Services Page

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Suggestions for Purchase

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

Submit a Suggestion for Purchase
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U.S. Passport Application Services

The North Dade and South Dade Regional Libraries are official Passport Application Acceptance Facilities for the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Passport Application Services