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COVID-19 Library Service Updates


McAllen Public Library is fully open with enhanced convenience options including virtual programming and Drive-Through Pickup.

The Main Library and Lark and Palm View branches are open with normal service hours.

Masks are no longer required.

Drive-Through Pickup Service is available at Main Library Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 5:30pm.  Patrons may pick up requested materials and receive their new or replacement library card at Main Library’s north side driveway. Patrons can also pick up MPL’s latest services: Book Bundles for children, Buzz Kits for teens, and Grab and Go crafts for adults. City of McAllen residents may pick up brown recycle bags with a McAllen water bill or an ID showing a McAllen address.

Computer Labs are open and copy and printing services are available. Find out more about wireless printing here.

Library Café is open Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm and Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm. The café is closed on Sunday.

Study Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and the Quiet Reading Room are open.

Library Bookstore is open Friday and Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00pm. Donations are accepted Wednesdays 9:00am - 8:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm - 8:00pm.  Find more information here.
 
The library is offering in-person programs, many require pre-registration. Marketplace Insurance Assistance, Technology Tutoring and some services continue to be limited to one-on-one assistance, by appointment only.  The library continues to offer a wide variety of programs for all-ages virtually.  You can find all our virtual programs on our library's Facebook and YouTube pages! Learn how to use a new app, make a new craft, or listen to a story time with your children!

Online and Virtual Services are always open. You can enjoy thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, online films, and more from the comfort of your home on our E-Branch.

McAllen ISD's Grab & Go meal bundles are distributed from 10:30am - 1:30pm, Monday through Friday and will be offered in the summer. A FREE meal bundle of breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack for any child and teen 18 years of age and under can be picked up at Main and Palm View Branch Libraries.

Check our Facebook pages regularly for the latest news and virtual programs:

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