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Miami Dade College

Library Website:

Locations/Hours/Phone numbers:

Dummy Log In Instructions for Library Staff Only: 

  1. Visit
  2. Enter the Username and Password (do not share this information):
    1. Username = mdccdummy
    2. Password = MDCLibraries1!
  3. Visit and do a search. You should gain access to all of our resources. It may be a good idea to delete all browser cache after each AAL session just so the token is reset for the next librarian and please remember to log out after each session!

How can I get help from a Librarian or tutor?
Librarians are available both in person and online via Ask a Librarian from 8 am to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Tutors are also available both in person and online in a virtual tutoring room from 8 am to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tutoring is available in

  • Business
  • EAP/English
  • EnTech/Computers
  • Math
  • Science
  • Writing

Can I get a laptop?
Yes, Campus libraries have a limited amount of laptops to lend out. Please complete a mobile device agreement form to put in a request.

How do I conduct research (find e-books, articles, streaming videos) from home?
Online library resources can be accessed through the Learning Resources website under Research Tools & Services.

Who do I contact if I can’t log in to my library account or the databases?
If you need help with your account or logging in to any online library resource, please get in touch with (or transfer the chat to) one of the Miami Dade College Librarians via Ask a Librarian.

What do I do with library materials I have checked out?
Please return them as soon as possible to your campus library during hours of operation.

How do I borrow items from another institution?
Use this link for information on borrowing items from another library:

Where can faculty get help from the Library?
Faculty can find great resources in the following guides:

MLA/APA Citation Help
You can find wonderful resources at:



What if I need help with something else?
Learning Resources is here to support you. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in the website, please contact an MDC librarian at Ask a Librarian or a staff member at your campus library. Contact information for each campus is at

Catalog Questions

Link to catalog:


Purchase Suggestions:


Password Help:
Your MDC email username and password is now used to access all electronic library resources. If you need assistance resetting your password, please contact (305)237-2505.

Library Card Issues: Your library card is your MDC Card, the official College identification card for Miami Dade College students, faculty and staff. It is activated each semester when you register for classes. Your card is required for borrowing library materials. It will provide immediate access to the library, laboratories, parking lots, as well as many additional services. Official MDC identification cards are available for students through each campus Student Life Department.

Ebook Help:

Printing: All registered students have a Pay to Print (P2P) account associated with their MyMDC Account. Value may be added to the P2P account at the Print Release Station in the library, or at any of the College’s print release locations. The cost of printing is 8 cents per black & white page, or 40 cents per color page. The P2P account may also be used to pay for photocopies. The cost is 8 cents per page if using the P2P account, or 10 cents per page if using cash. Please note: Only a very small amount of cash is kept in the library, which means that change is often unavailable. Library users are encouraged to bring with them a sufficient supply of change for printing and photocopying.

Ask a Librarian Public FAQ:

Research Help

Link for databases or to database search page:


Other Helpful Information

MDC Bookstore Phone Numbers:

Hialeah  305-237-8806

Homestead  305-237-5042

Padrón  305-237-6019

Kendall  305-237-2361

Medical  305-237-4178

North 305-237-1415  

West  305-237-8953

Wolfson 305-237-3236

Circulation Policy:
Books in the circulating collection may be checked out for 3 weeks and renewed up to two times if it is not overdue, and if no one else has placed a request for it. You may have up to 15 items checked out at a time. MDC libraries have varying policies for the circulation and renewal of other types of materials such as DVDs and reserve items. If you have access to the Internet, renewals may be completed online by logging into your Library Account.

Reserves URL and Policy:
Resources placed on reserve are materials that professors have identified for use in class. All materials on reserve at the Library cannot be taken out of Library.

MDC students must present the student ID in order to check out Reserve items. Driver license and class schedule will be accepted in substitution of the MDC student ID.

Students are allowed to check out one book from different subjects for a maximum of 2 hours. (The student is allowed to use the item longer if there are no students waiting).

Software Programs are for Full-Time Staff and Faculty use ONLY and are checked out overnight.

Calendar of Events:

Canvas Help: MDC classes offered in blended, LIVE, or virtual formats use the Canvas LMS. For Canvas Help, visit

Site Coordinator Contact

Sara Alegria