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MIA passengers can now check out books after check-in

Free exchange library lets travelers trade in old books for new ones

Passengers flying out of Miami International Airport’s South Terminal can now trade in their old books for new ones or just grab one for free at the Books with an Altitude Library, a new book exchange program located between gates H5 and H7.

As an avid reader myself, I can’t wait to take advantage of this wonderful initiative that offers travelers the opportunity to read more, save a little and connect with others. This is another example of how our MIA team is ready to go above and beyond to ensure our residents and visitors the best experience when traveling.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

The library received an initial donation of 1,000 books from the Miami-Dade Public Library System in October, and travelers have been donating and “checking out” books since then to get a free read for their trip. The location holds up to 100 books daily. The Books with an Altitude Library is accessible to passengers in the post-security area of concourses H and J. Donations of children’s books are preferred but all are welcome. The idea for the library came from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Raquel A. Regalado, Vice Chairwoman of the County’s Airport and Economic Development Committee.

I am delighted to see the implementation of such an enriching initiative at our airport. This complimentary book exchange program is designed to enhance the travel experience for passengers passing through Miami.

Commissioner Regalado

To request materials in accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events please email the ADA Office at or call the office in 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).