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Merida English Library

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Address: Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 999 924 8401
09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Mon 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Wed 16:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Merida English Library is based on the model of the classic, local public...

Merida English Library is based on the model of the classic, local public library, which is the centerpiece of every community in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to provide English language materials in all formats to meet the information, educational and recreational needs of English-speaking people of all ages in the diverse communities which make up Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Its also a great place for a visitor to meet other English-speaking people and see what is going on in the expat community in Merida.

Everyone is welcome to use the library during regular hours. To check-out books, you must become a member. For membership fees, visit our website.

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Go for the Home and Gardens Tour every Tuesday!

the library is a wealth of information as well as books! But most importantly, the tous of renovated homes are amazing! The tour is of 3 homes and they are stunning! When you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 December 2015
Panama City, Florida
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Merida, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The library publishes different numbers for their book count, ranging between 11,000 and 18,000 titles. I'll assume the number is within that range. The garden is the library's biggest asset because of the tranquility one can usually find there, especially in the "off season". MEL offers a number of different fund-raising events (it receives no governmental financial support) and depends... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

the library is a wealth of information as well as books! But most importantly, the tous of renovated homes are amazing! The tour is of 3 homes and they are stunning! When you realize the magic of renovating you will be amazed

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Shawnee, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

I just went in looking to buy a few English titles to read. Was greeted by several very nice people. Found several books. They also have activities and if you're staying longer, you can join the library for more fun. Seems like a very good place.

1 Thank lizardkc
Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We took their house tour and visited 3 houses. The guide was an informative English woman who lives in Merida. We learned how new generations of family often will get a piece of the existing house and in turn it gets painted a different color which is discovered by seeing the same architectural details, windows, eaves, etc. One of the... More 

3 Thank Chesebrough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The English bookstore is like a platform, where you can enjoy a drink in the garden, but also evenings for meetups for new-native speakers and English speakers who want to practice their language with others. Around the bookstore are exceptional shopping and dining. 20 minutes walk from the Playa Mayor.

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Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

MEL has a great selection of books plus a lot to choose from to buy very cheaply. English books in a book store are quite expensive here! Great wine tasting nights and house tours!!

1 Thank Mickey5555
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Monday night espanola inglesa night is a great place to talk or just listen and meet people and check out the wine nights great

1 Thank Vickyfeekings
Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

A great place to meet new friends when you move here and a great asset for the visitors to Merida. The home tours are very well done and the best in Merida. If possibledo one of the wine tasting evenings held once a month, three excellent wines discussed by very knowledgable wine experts and excellent taste from restaurants in Merida.

3 Thank John J
Winston-Salem. NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Great English speaking Library well worth the visit. Wonderful help staff and very friendly. If you're in Merida it's well worth dropping in to even just say "Hola"

2 Thank PeterSeagull
Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

This is a great place to go if you are looking for a book in English just or to enjoy some of the constant social events. You can take one of the weekly house tours that provide an excellent peek into some of the modest and grand old colonial houses, often amazingly renovated and restored. There are wine tastings, Spanish... More 

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