Apply for an eCard (electronic card) to immediately begin using our online library, including access to eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines, research and learning tools. Your eCard number (barcode) is your library card.
Once you receive your eCard, we encourage you to download our free Miami‑Dade Public Library System mobile app available for iOS and Android. Simply enter your eCard number and PIN/Password under “My Account” and you will have a digital version of your library card stored directly on your mobile phone or device.
eCards are free for residents and property owners in the Miami‑Dade Library taxing district, which includes most of Miami‑Dade County except for Bal Harbour Village, Hialeah, Homestead, Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Beach and the Town of Surfside.
Residents of Hialeah, Homestead, North Miami and North Miami Beach are still eligible to receive a free Miami‑Dade Public Library eCard (and vice‑versa) due to a borrowing agreement between Miami‑Dade County and these municipal libraries.Residents who live in Bal Harbour Village, Miami Shores, the Town of Surfside or outside of Miami‑Dade County may obtain a non‑resident library card for an annual fee of $65.00.
Your PIN/password is a 4‑digit number you selected at the time your library card was originally issued. If you provided an email address when you signed up for your library card or updated your account and have forgotten you PIN/password, go to Log In/Register and click on Forgot your PIN/password.
Enter your library card number and you will receive an email with a link to update your PIN.
Select and confirm your new PIN/password. You are ready to log in.* Remember to change your PIN for online services that require your library card number and PIN to authenticate.
Your eCard is good for three years and will automatically renew if you still live or own property in Miami‑Dade County or belong to one of the groups that meet the eligibility requirements. The groups include:
If you replaced your library card, your card number has changed. Your OverDrive account will reset with your new library card number, but your checkouts and holds won’t display in the new account. Here’s how to retrieve those items:
Florida Statute 257.261 provides that all registration and circulation records of every public library shall be confidential information. This information can only be given to properly identified cardholders. Questions regarding this or other library policies should be directed to your local branch.