How To

Get a Cybrarium Card

Welcome to the Cybrarium! We can’t wait to meet you. Register online for a temporary card to access electronic materials. Bring in your identification to the Cybrarium in order to get your card.

A borrower must present identification with their current home/employment address verifying that they reside in Homestead or one of the reciprocal jurisdictions to obtain a Cybrarium card to borrow materials. A parent or legal guardian must present his/her photo identification and proof of current address for cards issued to children under the age of 18.  A card will only be issued if the child is present.

Every resident of Homestead is eligible for a free Cybrarium card account regardless of age. Those who own property, own a business, work, or attend school in Homestead are also eligible.

Miami-Dade County residents are eligible for a Cybrarium card account.

Check Out Items

Borrow

The Cybrarium offers a wide variety of items for checkout. 

Item Type Maximum Item Checkout Limit Loan Period Renewals – see below Maximum Holds Allowed per Item Type
Books, Audio Books 50 3 weeks 3 25
DVDs 10 1 week 3 10
Hotspots 1 1 week 3 1
Electronic materials Varies Varies Varies  Varies
STEAM kits, video games 5 1 week 3 5
Launch Pads 1 1 week 3 1

Renew

If an item does not have a hold on it, it will be automatically renewed up to 3 times. You can log on to your account and renew the item as well. Items can be renewed three times.

Reserve

Any circulating library materials may be placed on hold. When the item requested is available, you will be notified, and the material will be held for 7 days. Patrons may place up to 25 holds per account.

Reserve a Study Room

The Cybrarium offers three study rooms for public use. Study rooms are offered on a first-come-first-served basis at no cost. A valid Cybrarium card is required to reserve a room.

Reserve a Meeting Room (Nonprofits & Organizations)

The Cybrarium offers two meeting rooms for reservations at an hourly rate for for-profit use: a large meeting room ($75/hour) and a small meeting room ($50/hour). There is no charge to reserve and use the meeting rooms by government, educational, and non-profit organizations. A valid Cybrarium card is required to reserve a room. Below are key limitations for meeting room use:

  • Organizations or individuals may reserve meeting rooms once per month, in order to provide fair access to the entire community. However, if the meeting room is not reserved, same day reservations may be permitted, given reasonable time for review and approval by the Director or designee, regardless of prior usage within the month.
  • Cancellations must be reported to the Cybrarium 48 hours in advance of scheduled reservations. Failure to cancel with sufficient notice, twice, may lead to cancellation of all remaining reservations.
  • Maximum time frame for single use of meeting rooms is four (4) hours.
  • Review the full Facilities Use Policy prior to reserving any room.

To register as a non-profit, community organization, or business, complete the application below. Cybrarium staff will contact you if any follow-up information is required.

    Non-Profit and Community Organization Registration

    Organization Information







    Representative Information







    A valid Cybrarium card is required to reserve a meeting room. The representative booking the meeting room is responsible for any fees incurred as a result of damage to the room and its equipment that may occur due to the use.

    Preparer Information

    If different from the Organization's representative (agent), please provide the preparer's contact information below.






    OPTIONAL: Proof of Non-Profit Status

    Please upload any proof of non-profit, educational, or community status. This may be include: (a) a reference to the applicant organization’s listing in the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) most recent list of tax-exempt organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; (b) a copy of a currently valid IRS tax exemption certificate; (c) a statement from a State taxing body, State Attorney General, or other appropriate State Official certifying that the applicant organization has a nonprofit status and that none of the net earnings accrue to any private shareholders or individuals; (d) a certified copy of the organization’s certificate of incorporation or similar document that clearly establishes nonprofit status; (e) any of the above proof for a State or national parent organization and a statement signed by the parent organization that the applicant organization is a local nonprofit affiliate.






    Volunteer

    Apply for a number of open volunteer positions through the Cybrarium’s TimeCounts.org account. You will need an email address to create an account and apply for positions. Click the button below to view the available positions and apply.

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        Print from a Cybrarium computer for $0.15 per page for black and white and $0.50 per page for color.

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          Work at the Cybrarium

          Part-time Library Associate 2 (20 hours)

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          Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking to fill our part time Library Associate 2 position at the Homestead Cybrarium in Homestead, Florida. Under direction from management, the Library Associate 2 performs a variety of moderately complex technical and paraprofessional duties in support of various sections/functions of the Cybrarium; primarily at the service desk. This position will report to the Library Operations Manager.

          The Cybrarium is open seven days a week. Weekend and evening hours are required for this position.

          RESPONSIBILITIES:
          An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
          • Provides customer service by welcoming and registering patrons, issuing library cards, checking out materials and managing patron accounts
          • Assists patrons with locating materials or basic information needs, using computers, or explaining procedures (checking out, logging onto the Internet, making copies, etc.)
          • Assists patrons with virtual reality (VR) services: booking reservations, aiding new users, providing technical support, and cleaning and maintaining equipment
          • Checks in and processes materials as necessary
          • Accepts and processes fines, fees, or other payments
          • Provides information regarding programs, events, conference rooms, etc.
          • Shelves library materials and pulls library materials to fill patron requests
          • Inform patrons of rules of conduct as necessary, and enforce those rules when appropriate and escalates patron conduct or safety issues to appropriate management
          • May supervise library volunteers and interns in the absence of senior staff
          • Assist with library programming and outreach efforts

          QUALIFICATIONS:
          An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.
          • H.S. Diploma or GED required
          • Two years of public library experience preferred
          • Basic knowledge of technology, library systems and databases, and STEM services preferred
          • Ability to work a regular schedule that may include a combination of days, evenings and weekends
          • Excellent customer service skills
          • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
          • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. English/Spanish speaking is a plus

          Physical Requirements:  

          • Must be able to move from place to place within the location; lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to (25) pounds and occasional up to (35) pounds such as files, books, stacks of paper, and other materials.
          • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.

          LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

          The Homestead Cybrarium is operated by Library Systems & Services (LS&S). If you are interested in joining the Cybrarium team, please visit the LS&S Careers page and search for “Cybrarium”.

          Updated 8/2/2021

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