Checking-in materials Returned from the MDPLS

Perform the following steps to successfully check-in materials for, and remove fines from, patrons who have mistakenly returned their materials to a Miami-Dade Public Library branch.

Step 1) Access the Destiny Catalog and Circulation system by going to

Step 2) Locate your school site on the Destiny Homepage and click on the name of your school

Step 3) Log into your site by clicking on the Login button at the top of the page

Step 4) Use your District ID and password to login

Step 5) Once logged in, click on the Circulation tab

Step 6) In the Circulation window, click on the Check In link on the left

Step 7) Uncheck the "Record in-library use" check box

Step 8) Scan or enter the item's barcode number in the Find Copy field

Depending on teh item's status, several results are possible. If the item was:

  • marked "Lost"
      A message stating that the item had been marked lost will appear once the item is checked in. Its status will change to "Available" automatically.
  • marked "Lost and Paid"
      A message stating that the item had been marked lost and a refund has been applied to the patron will appear once the item is checked in.
      • Depending on when the fine was originally paid, you may decide to honor or delete the refund. Please check with your Treasurer for refund policies.
  • not currently checked out
      A message stating that the "Copy is already available" will display.
    • was previously deleted
        A message stating that the "Copy "barcode #" not found" will display.
          You may decide to discard or add back into the system.
          If discarding, please stamp or write discard on the front flyleaf of the book and deface the barcode.
          If the patron is no longer at your site, you may decide to remove the fine at this time.