How do I apply for a library card? Apply In Person: You must come in person and present proper photo identification in order to receive your library card. Patrons who are at least 13 years old may apply for their own library card by presenting photo ID. Patrons less than 13 years of age must have a parent present to provide authorization to obtain a library card.
Apply Online: Access our online application to register for a card from the comfort of your own home. This card will be good for a period of two weeks. Prior to the brief expiration date, users will have access to the library's electronic materials from home. Applicants will need to come to the library with proper identification in order to convert the card to a full rights library card holder, even if they intend to only use digital resources.
I don’t have a PIN/password! All library accounts are set to use the last four digits of your phone number as your PIN when you first register. If you have since changed your PIN/password online, it may no longer match your phone number.
How do I reset my password? Go to www.nmblib.com, log in, and click the down arrow next to your account. then click Forgot your EZ password? at the bottom. Enter your library card number and you will be sent an email with instructions to reset your password. If you did not provide an email address when creating your card, you must present your ID to a staff member at the front desk so that they can reset it manually.
How do I renew my card? Renewed library card accounts will remain active for a two‑year period for North Miami Beach residents and a one-year period for reciprocal and non-local borrowers. Cardholders are required to visit the library and show photo ID and proof of address to renew their cards. Cardholders must also pay any outstanding balances on their accounts before renewal.
What if I lose my card? If you lose your library card, please visit or call the library in order to deactivate your old card and receive a new one. Replacement cards are $3.00 each and can be obtained at the front desk.
What if my card is stolen? A stolen library card should be reported immediately in order for the Library to deactivate the card and to prevent unauthorized use. The replacement card fee can be waived for those who present a police report or other documentation showing that the card was stolen.
How do I renew my items? All items automatically renew after 28 days; if you wish to renew the item again, you will need to do so by calling the library with your library card number, visiting the front desk with your card or ID, or logging into your online account. To renew a book online, go to www.nmblib.com, log in, and click the down arrow next to your account. Choose Loans, then click the Renew Loan button next to each item you would like to have renewed. You will also be able to view how many times you have already renewed the item, and how many times you can do so again.
How do I renew digital resources? The Library subscribes to more than one digital resource, each of which have their own rules for how and when items may be renewed. As a general rule of thumb, ebooks can only be renewed if no other patrons have placed a hold on them. If you are unsure, call or come in and ask one of our friendly staff members for help!
Are my library records and usage confidential? Florida Statute 257.261 provides that all registration and circulation records of every public library shall be confidential information. This information can only be given to properly identified cardholders. Your information will not be shared with anyone outside the library nor with any other entity.
May I bring food or snacks to NMB Discovery Library? No, food or snacks are not permitted at the public facility. Library visitors may bring in drinks that are in twist top bottles. No paper cups or open-top cans or containers are permitted inside the library at any time.
Does the library have lockers or allow bags inside? The NMB Discovery Library does not have lockers. All property must be secured and is the responsibility of the owner at all times. The Library is a public facility and is not responsible for items left unattended. A personal bag may be brought in as long as it fits under your chair or on your lap; oversized bags that take up more space are not permitted. Bags cannot be placed on the floor where they may impede access or use of space for others.
How do I join library classes? Most classes are freely available to everyone in the advertised age group in the order of arrival - come on in and we'll be excited to see you! From time to time we may require registrations for classes with limited seating or materials; this will be indicated on the online calendar and on any advertising materials along with the information to complete process.
Does the library have a YouTube channel? Yes! The Library uses NMB Discovery Library as its handle on YouTube.
How can I support library programming? Library users are encouraged to support library programming by joining the NMB Library Friends and their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Library. Parties interested in further involvement may join the Library Advisory Board.
Do you have programs that assist non-English speakers, new immigrants, or newly arriving community members? The Library hosts programs that assist with language development, the United States Citizenship Preparation Class, and other related topics. Reach out to us for more information about what's coming up soon!
1601 NE 164th Street North Miami Beach, FL 33162 305-948-2970