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COVID-19 take home rapid test kits available at eight Miami-Dade Public Library System locations on Saturday, January 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m., while supplies last

Miami-Dade County continues to expand access to COVID-19 testing in response to the recent surge in demand and to help keep residents safe

MIAMI ( January 07, 2022 )

Miami Dade County is again offering free take home rapid test kits at select Miami-Dade Public Library System locations as we continue to work to make tests as accessible as possible and to help keep our community safe. Residents can pick up test kits at eight library locations on Saturday, January 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m., while supplies last. There is a limit of up to two tests per household.

“We are doing everything possible to meet the increase in demand for testing as our residents seek to protect themselves and their families,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “We continue to work hand-in-hand with the public to provide convenient access to tests and encourage families across Miami-Dade to continue taking the basic common-sense precautions that help keep all of us safe.”

Miami-Dade County has already completed distribution of approximately 225,000 take home rapid test kits through a collaboration between Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center.

The following are the eight library locations where residents can pick up take home test kits on Saturday, January 8:

  • Hispanic Branch Library
    1398 SW 1 Street
    Miami, FL 33135
  • Kendale Lakes Branch Library
    15205 SW 88 Street
    Miami, FL 33196
  • Miami Beach Regional Library
    227 22nd Street
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Miami Lakes Branch Library
    6699 Windmill Gate Road
    Miami Lakes, FL 33014
  • Naranja Branch Library
    14850 SW 280 Street
    Miami, FL 33032
  • North Dade Regional Library
    2455 NW 183 Street
    Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Northeast Dade - Aventura Branch
    2930 Aventura Boulevard
    Aventura, FL 33180
  • Westchester Regional Library
    9445 Coral Way
    Miami, FL 33165

Instructions to utilize a take home test will be provided at each location and are available at the following link, along with the list of participating library locations:

If you need more information about the free test kits, please email [email protected] for assistance.

All sites will accommodate those arriving by transit or without a car. Please note that facial coverings are required at County facilities.

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is to provide extraordinary services, spaces and experiences that promote literacy and learning, personal growth and limitless opportunities. MDPLS is recognized as an Autism Friendly Partner by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. MDPLS has been honored with an Urban Libraries Council 2020 Innovation Award as Top Innovator in the Civic and Community Engagement category and awarded 59 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards over the past five years. MDPLS has also received the Florida Library Association (FLA) Award for Exemplary Instructional Programs or Services for its Climate of Art Program in 2021 and Homework Help and Tutoring Program in 2020, FLA Library Innovation Award for its Technobus in 2019 and the FLA Award for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations in 2018. Learn more at