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Adult Services

In Adult Services, we strive to strengthen and enrich our community by providing opportunities for educational, professional, and personal growth. Whether you are writing a research paper, studying for an exam, learning English, meeting people with common interests, or looking for the next great read, we are the place for you! We offer a wide variety of events, classes, services, and print and electronic collections to suit your needs.

Free classes for GED and ESL + Citizenship from Region One are starting again! Sign up for the time and location of your choice here.

¡Las clases gratuitas de inglés con ciudadanía y GED de la Región Uno están comenzando de nuevo! Regístrese para la hora y el lugar de su elección aquí.

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Looking for something?

Search the McAllen catalog, the Hidalgo County catalog, or the Interlibrary Loan catalog. Also check out our Subject Guides for reading ideas and resources.

Digital Resources & Collections

Did you know that with just a McAllen library card, you can get e-books, audiobooks, movies, career & exam prep, and more, all on your mobile device? Check it out on our E-branch page

Want to reserve a study room?

Choose from the 14 Main Library study rooms and 4 Branch Library study rooms.

Terms and Conditions for Study Room Use:

  • Study rooms at the Main Library may be reserved 24 hours in advance.
  • Study rooms at the Lark and Palm View branches may be reserved 2 weeks in advance.
  • You may reserve a maximum of 4 hours per day.
  • Main Library study rooms can accommodate up to 4 or 8 people.
  • Lark and Palm View Branch study rooms can accommodate up to 15 people. 
  • Covered beverages are permitted in the Study Rooms. Food of any kind is not permitted. 
  • Lights must be on at all times in the Study Rooms. If you have a special need for the lights to be dimmed, please inform staff.
  • Latecomers beyond 15 minutes will forfeit their reservation.
  • Breaks of up to 15 minutes are permitted. Please inform staff if you are taking a break from the Study Room.
You can reserve your study room online here, or call any library branch during operating hours.

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