Libraries in Miami Florida
Information about county, city, and university libraries
in the greater Miami area of South Florida. Includes
Miami Dade County libraries, the city of Hialeah library,
the Miami Beach Regional Library, the North Miami
Library, and the libraries of the University of Miami
and Miami Dade College.
Main Miami-Dade County Library
The main library in the Miami-Dade Public
Library System was located at Bayfront Park
for many years but in 1985 it was moved to
the Miami-Dade Cultural Center. That center also houses
the Historical Museum of South Florida
and the Miami Art Museum. The Miami-Dade County
Main Library is located at 101 West Flagler Street.
For more information call 305-375-2665.
Branches of the Miami-Dade County Library
An index to the more then 40 local branches of the Miami-Dade
Public Library. Includes a map showing where the branches
are located and a link to the official Web site of
Hialeah Public Library
Hialeah's John F. Kennedy Memorial Public Library
was established in 1965 but Hialeah has had its own
library since before the town was incorporated in 1925.
The town's first library was destroyed by the Great Hurricane
of 1926. The library was reestablished in the Hialeah
City Hall Building and in 1958 the Hialeah Public Library
opened in its own building in east Hialeah. After
the new library opened in 1965 that building became
the Lua A. Curtiss branch Library.
Miami Beach Regional Library
In April of 2005 Miami-Dade County opened a library branch in
the Collins Parks Cultural Campus in the city
of Miami Beach, a complex that also houses the Bass Museum
of Art and the Miami City Ballet. That library is 42,000
square feet in size and in addition to the book sections
it has an auditorium, community meeting rooms, a cafe,
and an outdoor reading garden.
North Miami Public Library
North Miami Library was established in 1932 by the
Biscayne Park Women's Club in 1932 and in 1945
they turned the library over to the town of North Miami.
The library was housed in the North Miami City Hall for
many years but in 1953 a new library building was
constructed and a 1964 addition doubled the size of
that building. In 1970 the name of the library was
changed to the E. May Avil North Miami Public Library.
College and University Libraries in Miami
University of Miami Libraries
An index to all of the libraries at the University
of Miami in Coral Gables including the main
Otto G. Richter Library, the Music Library,
the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library,
the Architecture Library, the Law Library,
the Library of Medicine, the Ophthalmology
Library, and the Psychiatry Library..
Miami Dade College Libraries
Miami Dade College has a medical library,
an inter-American library, and several
general reference libraries including those
on the MDC campuses in Hialeah, Homestead,
Kendall, and Wolfson.
The Neighborhoods of Miami
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