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Merida English Library

Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68, Merida 97000, Mexico
999 924 8401
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Ranked #21 of 38 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Libraries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Chicago
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We lived in Merida for 2 1/2 months and the library was so important to us. At first it did not feel overly inviting, it depends upon who is volunteering at the front desk, but overtime the value of the library was indispensable to us as English speaking U.S. citizens. The library has a huge collection of books, fees for... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The English Library is a helpful place to visit if you are new to Merida. The staff is helpful and willing to provide information to help you settle in the city. There are several computers with free internet if you are without access to the internet. The day I visited they had a meeting of the members with tea and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The volunteers are friendly and a great source of information about Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula. If you run out of books, you can become a member of MEL for a fee or purchase some of their used books. The library also organizes interesting events and activities for anyone. Non-members pay a bit more for these events.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We always stop in the read the apartment listing, even when we don't have plans to rent - we are helpless, we have to look.

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Merida, Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I was in MEL this morning, about 30mins before closing. A Mexican man came in to enquire about membership for his whole family. The woman on the desk interrupted his question to snarl at him "Do you speak English?" "yes" he replied. "THEN SPEAK IT!" she shouted at him. I am appalled that someone thinks it is OK to speak... More

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New York City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We immensely enjoyed the house tour which provides a peak behind the walls of the city's unassuming facades to many varieties of design. The meeting at the MEL provided a brief history of the city before the tour which gave a nice perspective.

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Merida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great place to meet people and to learn what is happening in town. Meet other expats and practice Spanish if you are learning the language. House tours begin here every Tuesday.

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NYC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We took the Merida English Language library house tour--a Tuesday morning event. It featured 4 renovated houses. Two that were completed as single family dwellings, one renovated as a B&B, and a one in construction. The tour begins with coffee and cookies and a short introduction in the courtyard of the MELL. Some walking is involved but not really a... More

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Merida, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Helpful staff, extensive range of English language books in various categories; nice outside reading patio and lots and lots of links, business cards, etc. for services one needs in the city but do not where to find...

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Austin, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

What's better than meeting new pals and getting some help from them as you give them some help back? Spanish and English conversation exchange at the library has been loads of fun and a great way to meet some new friends in Merida. It's a nice way to get different people together from different walks of life and get a... More

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