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McAllen Public Library

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Address: 4001 N. 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
Phone Number: (956) 681-3000
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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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Amazingly cool place to obtain reading materials

Everytime i go into this vault of literature, computers and movies I am impressed. If you are not from McAllen, take an ID to prove who you are so you can check things out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everytime i go into this vault of literature, computers and movies I am impressed. If you are not from McAllen, take an ID to prove who you are so you can check things out.

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McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful venue. Personnel there were very pleasant and accomodating.I would most definitely visit this Library again.

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San Juan del Rio, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This library was originally an older Wal-Mart that was remodeled as a Library. Having been in the field of Architecture most of my working life, I appreciate remodeling a well built useful structure and continuing to use the facility for another life. Who ever redesigned this facility as a library did a remarkable job. Not only is it beautifully done... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I don't visit the McAllen Public Library that often, but I notice one thing about the space at the entrance. It seems to be a location looking for a suitable occupant. I find it more a place for snacks than a meal.

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Livingston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Even though the building is special and so spacious, what I found to be what I love about the library are the following two things: actual book choices and the online catalog. The online catalog has features that I've not seen at other libraries and one of those features is how many times a particular item has been checked out... More 

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287 reviews 287 reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The library is a treasure in this city. It was built a few years ago and has individual rooms that students can use for study. There are also meeting rooms that can be rented for community events. It is well laid out and is one of the nicest libraries I have seen.

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McAllen, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a wonderful library converted from an old Walmart store!!! Big, clean,artsy, friendly. Love the Farmer's Market they have there on Saturdays, first of each month. Groovy.

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McAllen, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I haven't been to the library in years and boy was I amazed at how they really improved the library, from silent rooms to the computer lab section. It was definitely a peaceful and enjoyable time at the library to read and forget about everything.

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
24 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This former Walmart has truly become a beautiful addition to the community. MPL delivers on several levels--great place to spend a few hours reading or studying along with great programming for people of all ages. They have a great Summer reading program as well as daily programs for children (babies to teens). We are so happy to have such a... More 

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Toledo, OH
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Made from an old Walmart store (that was donated) this is huge! Try to get to the market on the weekends

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Additional Information about McAllen Public Library

Address: Address: 4001 N. 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
Phone Number: (956) 681-3000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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