County residents can now take advantage of expanded services from the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Libraries now offer a new schedule of extended hours, no overdue fines and an updated loan policy.
With the extended hours, libraries that opened at 10 a.m. will now open at 9:30 a.m. and libraries that opened at noon will now open at 11:30 a.m.
The Coral Gables and Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch locations are now open seven days a week, with earlier opening and later closing times. The hours of service for these branches are Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All libraries have also eliminated fines on overdue books and other materials. Borrowers will still be responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged items.
The loan period has been extended from 28 days to 30 days. Items that patrons request and are shipped to their pickup branch will now be held there for seven calendar days. If there is no hold from other customers, items will automatically be renewed if it is not returned by the scheduled date.Learn more about the services libraries offer