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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Beautiful building

Love that they revamped an old Walmart building into a beautiful state of the art library .. The kids area is so very nice and functional .. Even has couches for moms and Gma's to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love that they revamped an old Walmart building into a beautiful state of the art library .. The kids area is so very nice and functional .. Even has couches for moms and Gma's to relax and read to the kiddos. Very nice

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Thank Ainex38
Mcallen, Texas
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its great for the young ones to enjoy reading and using the computers for those who dont have one at home.

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Thank Tweetydreamer
Edinburg, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Big and spacious. Clean and comfortable. Great children's area; computer section and plenty of books!

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Thank ThisWayHome
Sahuarita, AZ
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting the Library. Such a unique place. I have children that range from 3 - 14 and we all enjoy our time there. They have a great children's area and the teen only area is a nice break for the older kids. The staff is always very helpful and knowledgeable. But if you want a great story time,... More 

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Thank Karrencountry05
McAllen
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paintings by Jerry Lyles. Excellent landscape and still llfe oil paintings by well-liked local painter. The Library offers a professional gallery experience with quarterly exhibits by above average artists.

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Thank McAllenNancy
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the library to read magazines and the newspaper and found it to be an enjoyable experience.

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Thank josemA750XC
McAllen, Texas
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to use the computers for printing out documents, however, I signed up for a library card this particular day. I have to say, it is clean, very quiet, and obviously filled with many amazing things, like books for example! I am being a bit sarcastic however, it is a great place to go read a book relax and... More 

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Thank FiannaWarrior
McAllen, Texas
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here over the years and attending the different free kids' activities that's being offered. It's varied enough that it's never boring. Of course you can borrow books, and other media as well. Even reserve them online and pick it up when available. They also offer programs for adults too. You can't go wrong coming here.

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Thank simpletexasgal
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful library with a big selection of books, dvd, blue ray, for the whole family. Even a book store to buy books in awesome condition.

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Thank Kimberly S
Mission, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The quiet room is great for study, much quieter (more quiet?) than my campus library. Study rooms must be reserved in advance online, the night before.

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