Instructional Material & Library Databases

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Instructional Material & Library Databases provide all stakeholders with searchable databases of titles in its libraries/media centers as well as a full listing of all adopted instructional materials utilized throughout District schools.  Use the tabs below to access each database independently.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools utilizes a centralized Library Management tool, Destiny.  Through Destiny, visitors can search each of our school libraries’ physical and virtual inventories.

M-DCPS currently maintains 323 library media centers with over 1.2 million unique titles and over 4.6 million copies of books.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools engages in multiple adoption programs for texts that are widely distributed and utilized system-wide.  The link above provides a centralized database that is universal to the District and can be filtered by subject area, grade level, and course.

Classroom Libraries

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is currently in the process of cataloguing classroom libraries.  M-DCPS has opted to utilize Libib as its classroom library management system.  As schools establish their Libib accounts, they will be populated in the locator tool below.  Stakeholders can search for a school and click on the Libib Classroom Library Link to access that school’s catalogue.  Inventories are sorted by room number and are indexed using Libib’s catalogue of books.  Please note that this tool is updated frequently, therefore, if a school does not have a link, please check back at a later date or contact your child’s school to inquire as to the school’s progress.

Objections Regarding Non-Adopted Instructional and Library/Media Center and Other Educational Materials

Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The objection form, as prescribed by State Board of Education rule, and the district school board’s process must be easy to read and understand and be easily accessible on the homepage of the school district’s website. The objection form must also identify the school district point of contact and contact information for the submission of an objection. The process must provide the parent or resident the opportunity to proffer evidence to the district school board that:

a. An instructional material does not meet the criteria of F.S. 1006.31(2) or F.S.. 1006.40(3)(d) if it was selected for use in a course or otherwise made available to students in the school district but was not subject to the public notice, review, comment, and hearing procedures under F.S. 1006.283(2)(b)8., 9., and 11.

b. Any material used in a classroom, made available in a school or classroom library, or included on a reading list contains content which:

  1. Is pornographic or prohibited under F.S. 847.012;
  2. Depicts or describes sexual conduct as defined in F.S.847.001(19), unless such material is for a course required by F.S. 1003.46, F.S. 1003.42(2)(n)1.g., or F.S. 1003.42(2)(n)3., or identified by State Board of Education rule;
  3. Is not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented;, or
  4. Is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used.

In order to file a complaint, please click the button below to visit the M-DCPS Educational Materials Complaint website.