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McAllen Public Library

4001 N. 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 688-3000
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in McAllen
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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winnipeg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I joined the library in McAllen and was really amazed how big and beautiful the building is. The staff where very helpful and they had a whole big room dedicated to computers. The whole library was full of wonderful natural light because of all the big windows.

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Mission, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Well...I love libraries...However, I don't like this library very much...You can find many books, yes...But, I don't like the decoration, the setting...It is not warm...The place is not cozy and does not invite you to sit for hours and read THERE.....You find the book and take it home..

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was only here briefly to get internet access. This library is big and spacious. I wish Iived closer to use this library all the time. I wish more communities would reuse discarded Walmart buildings.

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McAllen, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a great library with tons of activities. They have a nice theater for authors and other speakers. The coolest thing--it used to be a Walmart and it was turned into a huge library!

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McAllen, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The location and facilities are very good and first class. City did great job. Programs for all age groups, it's beautiful and oh yeah you can actually hold and read a book.(not to fear, there is wifi as we'll)

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McAllen, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The library staff is extremely friendly and eager to help patrons find what they are looking for. The computer lab is huge and well equipped. This library is definitely a 21st century library.

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Edinburg, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I wouldn't call this a tourist attraction, but if you live in the area it is a great way to keep yourself entertained for cheap!

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Alamo, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The McAllen Public Library is one of the gems of the frontera. Brightly-colored decor, excellent selection, and a large E-book lending library plus a kid's section that has my reading-averse daughter excited to go to a library!

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McAllen, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This library is huge! The children's section is quite large and seems to have plenty of shelves to "grow." The boys always gravitate to the dinosaur books and always seem to find something to please them. There is a self check out in the kids section and it is quite easy to operate. Simply scan your card and stack all... More

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McAllen, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I love this library. It is a complete upgrade from the old library and unlike any other I have ever seen. They are very helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have and get what you need. The books are endless and the atmosphere is amazing. Love this library and everything it has to offer.

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