If you’ve got a card to the Miami-Dade Public Library, you’ve got access to a wonderland of freebies and awesome stuff. Among other things, you can get access to free e-Books, music, movies, subscription services and museum passes! Awesome, right!?
Get FREE downloads.
As long as you have a valid Miami-Dade public library card, you can use your card credentials to log in to these services.
Get movies, music and e-Books from Hoopla. You can check out 8 items per month. Favorites like Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks are available here. You can watch on your computer, phone, tablet or smart TV!
Get music from Freegal! You can download five free songs each month. The music is not DRM protected.
Get magazines from Zinio! Titles like Popular Science, Minecraft World, 30 Minute Dinners, National Geographic and more are available.
Learn new skills.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System offers several learning subscriptions to help you learn new skills, get your GED or improve your professional prospects.
Gale Cengage Learning provides personalized services, digital courses and content to help you learn new skills.
Career Online High School helps you earn an accredited private high school diploma and career certificate. You must be at least 19 years old and have a valid library card to use this service.
Learning Express Library provides over 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help patrons of all ages!
Tutor.com offers free one-on-one tutoring for homework, test prep and essay writing. You can access this service between 3 pm and 11 pm every day.
Lynda.com is a LinkedIn service that provides quality educational video courses taught by technical, creative and business industry experts. Thanks to Miami-Dade, you can access this $30/month service for free!
Get special services for teens and kids!
Mrs. Humblebee’s Academy is an online early literacy program designed to help 3-6 year old children prepare for success in school. You can access this service free with your library card credentials! Young children can also play ABCMouse.com on the library computers.
YouMedia is an awesome place for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19 to learn new skills and express themselves creatively. With the technology at YouMedia, teens can create podcasts, mix music, design video games, produce films, read books, explore tech or just hang out. For more information, including hours and locations, please click here.
Get disability accomodations!
Materials by mail are available to those who are home-bound because of disabilities or conditions of aging. The Connections loan program is available to individuals of all ages and can provide regular or large print books, foreign language books, movies, audio books and music CDs.
The Talking Books library can loan audio books, Braille books and magazines (along with a player) for free to those who have difficulty reading or using printed materials because of blindness or visual, physical or reading disabilities.
And, last but not least…
Miami-Dade Public Library has Museum Passes!!!
These passes are available at all the library branches, although availability may vary. You’ll use your library card to check out a pass, which then must be returned.
Each pass grants free one-day admission for a family of four, unless otherwise noted. The pass is valid for 7 days from the day of check out. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved or renewed.
As the official visitors center for the City of Coral Gables, this museum invites the public to admire the architecture and urban planning of this Mediterranean-style community from the 1920s. With historic buildings, plazas, fountains, entrances and lush landscapes, tours are a staple of every Coral Gables Museum visit.
Take a guided tour through 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and other plant specimens from around the world. Tours happen daily at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3pm.
With the Museum Pass, two adults and two children between the ages of 6 and 11 may receive free admission.
This premier cultural institution showcases the story of Miami. With admission, you may be able to access the museum, education center, South Flordia Folklife Center, Miami Circle, City Tours and Miami International Map Fair.
Delve into the Florida Jewish experience. Beginning when the Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 and spanning to our modern culture, the exhibits at the Jewish Museum of Florida provide multi-cultural education and improve awareness of the Jewish community.
As the first art museum in South Florida, University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum hosts a stunning collection of 17,500 pieces of Baroque, American, Renaissance, Asian, Ancient and Native American art.
The library pass provides general admission but does not include preview receptions or special events.
Kids will love exploring the 14 galleries that span this 56,500 square foot facility. Hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits await. Classes, educational programming and more are also available here.
View 6,500 works of art here on the campus of Florida International University. You can browse the current collection and upcoming exhibitions by clicking here.
The new, state of the art campus for PAMM is an architectural delight that provides 200,000 square feet of galleries, verandas, waterfront access, media labs and more. If you visit on the third Thursday of the month, you can enjoy an outdoor music series on the bay terrace.
This National historic Landmark was originally designed as a winter home for James Deering. Now, the museum invites you to back in time to the 1910s, when America’s wealthiest built homes inspired by the lavish palaces of Europe.
The Museum Pass includes free admission for two adults and two children between the ages of 6 and 11.
Experience the power of persuasive art and design at this museum. Focused on the transformative social, historical and technological changes that have birthed our modern world, this museum features 120,000 objects from 1885-1945 including rare books, furniture and more.