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McAllen Public Library

Address: 4001 N. 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
Phone Number: (956) 681-3000
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in McAllen
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Florence, Oregon
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The library is a converted Walmart, and is bright, airy, has a ton of space and every year they add more titles. Staff are helpful. The worst part is they tend not to have the most recent titles available. Limited selection of books on DVD. Good genealogy department.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were intrigued to see what this library was all about, since we heard the building started out as a Walmart store. Very impressive, indeed. The children's section was massive and the main section has some comfortable seating areas, access to computers for sourcing, and more than one help desk manned by a warm body. I really liked the half-level... More 

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McAllen, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The staff is always friendly, personable and helpful. We love story time with Miss Diana. Christina, Victor and Eric are very helpful, as well. It's a great place for me to do my private tutoring lessons. We're there on a weekly basis... at least!

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was told by my relatives that this was an old Walmart redone, so of course I had to check it out. Wow, is all I can say. I have seen many abandoned Walmarts which make me sad. The city of McAllen did a great job in changing this to a beautiful building. It is very spacious and very quiet... More 

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Mcallen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is very convenient and well organized. It is a comfortable place to go. There are plenty of computers available without having to wait.

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Edinburg, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This library is the biggest I've ever seen. of course it was a Wal-mart. It is also very up to date. Also its very pretty. The changes they made to the architecture look great

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McAllen, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful and well stocked. Large computer room...over fifty computers available for public use, fax and copy services...nice children's section. Great place to hangout.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Enjoyed my visit there, beautiful facility, liked the book sale, bought lots... wish the chairs at the tables were a little more comfortable, but it has a great selection, lots of updated facilities, and even a Farmers Market on Saturdays. Will be back next visit!

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Midland, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful place for adults, teens, and kids of all ages who love to read and enjoy a friendly atmosphere. I love the library!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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