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McAllen Public Library

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Address: 4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504-4104
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+1 956-681-3000
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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good library!

A library for real people! It has free parking, It is spacious. nice quiet study rooms- I have never had any issue reserving one. There is a good kids section. Clean bathrooms... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A library for real people! It has free parking, It is spacious. nice quiet study rooms- I have never had any issue reserving one. There is a good kids section. Clean bathrooms. There are programs and other events at the library regularly. They seem to have something for everyone. The staff is helpful. And a little snack shop at the... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well designed and laid out library. Has lots of events for people of all ages. Farmers Market gives you a chance to support local people.

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Thank Clayton M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a little 2 day getaway with the wife. This library has a large selection of books. It also has a bunch of study rooms. Who doesn't want to study quietly? Large computer room and people always willing to assist you. Everything is well kept and clean. Interior design might need an upgrade because it looks a lot... More 

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Thank Kevin G
McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library is bigger than the average library. It is equipped with computers and workstations. The selection is good. The service is lacking.

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Thank Madzech
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stunning library, the largest single story library in the U.S. It has a huge children's area, an art gallery,outside water features and artwork, 200 seat auditorium, cafe, meeting rooms, computers, Spanish language section, and lots more. Farmer's market on Saturday morning and special events. No one would ever guess that the city recycled an old Wal Mart... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent place for small group meetings. Rooms are available for different sized groups. They do have a whiteboard marker available to borrow, but I would suggest bringing your own if you plan to use the whiteboard for your meeting.... especially if you want something other than black. Meetings are scheduled online beginning at midnight for the current day. If there... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The McAllen Library is such a beautiful place. They also host a ton of events. The library is even a great photo op place.

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Thank carrie s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Computer room is as good as it gets. Staff will aid completely all senior winter Texans with their technology devices including showing how to load all venues of library materials for listening, viewing, reading and gaming. Plenty of room and plenty of assistance available.

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Thank Jerry J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great hours, 9a-9pm M/F with cafe lots of work spots. But bring a sweater, it can get cold. Nice garden out front.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Book Sale is an outstanding experience. A large variety of both hardback and paperback books in outstanding condition is sold on Saturdays and on other pre-announced days.

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