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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.

Check out our MPL Adults Photography Contest! This page features the winning photographs, contest details, and announces the current week's theme.


Programs, Classes, and Events


All of our programs for adults have temporarily gone virtual! Check out the YouTube video playlist below to see all of our tech tutorials, book recommendations, wellness tips, and more. Click on the menu icon in the top right corner of the video to see them all.



Social Media


Follow our Facebook page to get our latest book recommendations, e-resources, online tutorials, and interesting finds on the internet!



Looking for something?


Search the McAllen catalog, the Hidalgo County catalog, or the Interlibrary Loan catalog.

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?


COVID-19 Service Update: Study Rooms are closed until further notice at all locations as of Wednesday, July 15th.

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. COVID-19 modification: study rooms can accommodate 1 or 2 people.
  • Lark and Palm View Branch study rooms can accommodate up to 15 people. COVID-19 modification: study rooms can accommodate up to 2 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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