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McAllen Public Library

4001 N. 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 688-3000
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in McAllen
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was surprised at how they transformed the old Walmart into the public library. The have better study rooms, DVD rentals, computer lab and more places to sit and relax while reading or studying. Much better than the old library.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

123,000 ft2, how that sound? from dvds, books, audio books, public computers, resting areas, an modern design and facade, its a must if you visit McAllen, i am proud to have it in my town

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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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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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