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

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    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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        Use a Computer

        Print at the Cybrarium

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

        Wireless printing is available.

        Request a Field Trip

        Planning Your Visit to the Cybrarium

        Preschool Groups

        Our wish is to make preschoolers welcome and comfortable in our library. Guided group visits give them a chance to learn about and enjoy resources that they can use for the rest of their lives. Generally, a visit would include a special storytime, followed by a brief introduction to what is found in the children’s area.

        Elementary School Classes

        Grades K- 5 are invited to come and discover the resources of their local library. A Grades K-2 visit will include library etiquette, a description of our services, and a tour of the library. If time permits a book talk or specialized program may be included. Students in upper levels (Grades 3-5) may also request an introduction to the Cybrarium’s online resources.

        Middle and High Schools

        Teen Services staff may provide special programs and services if you arrange a visit enough in advance. Let us know if you would like a library orientation, book talk, online database training, or research assistance on specific topics. Homeschoolers, scout troops, and church groups are all encouraged to schedule a visit to the Cybrarium. Please inform us if there is any special skill or research topic you would like us to present.


        Policies

        In order to provide the best service during your visit to the Cybrarium, we have established the following policies and procedures.

        • Group Limit: 30 students
        • Chaperone Requirement: One (1) supervising adult, teen counselor, or similar chaperone must be present for every 10 students.
        • Duration: 1 hour – 1.5 hours
          • The guided program of your visit will typically be under 1 hour 30 minutes in duration. You are free to use the Cybrarium after the official portion of the field trip is complete.
        • Request Deadline: One week before the requested date; the earlier, the better. No field trip requests will be accepted with less than one week’s notice.

        If you have any questions, please call the Cybrarium at 305-224-4410 and request to speak with our Children’s Librarian.

        Request a Field Trip

        Complete the form below to request a field trip or group visit to the Cybrarium. Submitting a request does not guarantee a field trip. Staff will contact you to confirm details and dates.



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          Work at the Cybrarium

          LOCATION:  HOMESTEAD CYBRARIUM

          80 W Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030

          HOURS: 20 per week

          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 covers two floors of a four-floor mixed-use entertainment and community center known as Homestead Station in south Miami-Dade County. The Cybrarium brings excitement to the library, literacy, and learning by using innovations like virtual reality. The Cybrarium features a Virtual Reality Cube, Book Mountain, and a Children’s Theatre. Find out more at www.cybrarium.org.

          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.


          Marketing Coordinator

          LOCATION: Homestead Cybrarium, 80 W Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030

          HOURS PER WEEK: 20

          Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is seeking a part time Marketing Coordinator for the Homestead Cybrarium in Homestead, Florida. The Cybrarium, a one-of-a -kind library that breaks the mold of traditional learning, offers an exciting blend of cutting-edge technology and service delivery. Located in newly redeveloped downtown Homestead, a bustling destination for entertainment, dining and retail, the Cybrarium presents a modern approach to education and enrichment. Learn more by visiting https://cybrarium.org.

          Position Summary:

          The Library Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the development and oversight of the library’s marketing and public communications strategies and activities. Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising, and promotional activities. Leverage social media and website to drive the library’s mission, vision, and core values. Analyze customer research and current market conditions, along with developing and implementing marketing plans for the public library in support of the strategic plan. Ability to manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects along with monitoring, reviewing, reporting on, and contributing to, all marketing activity and results. Deliver marketing activity within the agreed budget.

          Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

          An individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

          • Work with the Library Director to develop and manage marketing and communication strategies that serve the mission and programs of the Cybrarium
          • Communicate with internal teams to ensure publicized messaging is aligned with established objectives and goals, ensure team needs are met, and make appropriate recommendations
          • Work with Library Director and IT to oversee the website and promote the Cybrarium online: ensure content is accurate and updated, oversee the development of visuals, and work with staff to make sure patrons have a smooth web experience
          • Develop and oversee online communities and social networks; respond to patron complaints or concerns as directed by the Library Director
          • Prepare videos, graphics, and typographic elements to effectively communicate information about library events and updates; including print and electronic materials for the Cybrarium, such as brochures, newsletters, flyers, email campaigns, signs, and commercials
          • Serve as organization’s primary media contact; duties include: write/distribute press releases, distribute artist publicity materials, pitch stories, cultivate media relationships, assist the Library Director (the primary spokesperson) in interactions with the media, serve as secondary press spokesperson as appropriate, and keep media lists current
          • Lead marketing outreach activities which may include writing articles or newsletters, email campaigns, giving presentations to organizations, and preparing publicity materials highlighting Cybrarium events
          • Acts as the primary liaison with LS&S marketing team
          • Determine quantity and distribution of all promotional materials, optimizing their effectiveness
          • Ensure promotional materials from performers and/or presenters are distributed as appropriate, and that all publicity requirements (from the performers or presenters) are met
          • Lead the creation and maintenance of program and event calendars
          • Search for and ensure licensing of appropriate stock images for specific graphic needs
          • Ensure archival files are maintained, including press clippings, print samples, photos, slides, print, videotapes, etc.
          • May represent the Cybrarium at various City-sponsored and local organization meetings
          • May assist Library Director in writing and applying for grants and other sources of funding for programs.
          • May coordinate volunteers/interns and assign duties, providing necessary training
          • Other duties appropriate to the position

          Qualifications:

          An individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training, and/or work experience required.

          • Bachelor’s degree highly desired along with progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications
          • Familiarity with public libraries is strongly preferred
          • Possess a sophisticated understanding of the tools of marketing, social media, along with excellent communication, facilitation, and planning skills
          • Ability to evaluate marketing data and trends, and prepare recommendations based upon information collected
          • Experience with graphic and video editing software, including Canva, Publisher, Camtasia, strongly preferred
          • Experience with computer systems and software including word processing, spreadsheet, website, and graphic design; basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus
          • A high degree of proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is desired
          • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
          • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus
          • Excellent customer service skills
          • Ability to work a regular schedule that may include a combination of days, evenings, and weekends

          Physical Requirements: 

          • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.
          • Occasionally lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds such as files, books, and other materials.

          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 10/19/2021

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