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Fines & Fees

Fines & Fees

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

Miami‑Dade Public Library System materials can be checked out 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. In order to renew your library card, your account must have a zero balance. All fines must be paid in order for you to continue enjoying library card privileges.

If you obtained a new library card or renewed your card on or after July 11, 2016, your library card privileges will be suspended if you accumulate a balance of $11 or more. If your account has a balance of more than $30, you will receive a bill for payment. If your payment is not received within 30 days of the notice, the account may be referred to a debt collection agency and an additional fee of $10 will be added.

Making Payments on Your Account

Payments can be made online, in person at your nearest branch library, or by mail. 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 and remember to include the 14‑digit library card number on the check.

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

Make a Payment
Type of Material Fine Maximum Fine
Adult Material (books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks) 20¢ / day $8
Young Adults Materials (books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks) 15¢ / day $8
Children’s Materials (books, CDs, cassettes, audiobooks) 10¢ / day $4
DVDs / Video Games $1 / day $8
Tablet / Laptop $10 / item $10
Tablet / Laptop Accessories $10 / item $10
InterLibrary Loan items Determined by lending library
Type of Material Fee
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