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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.


Looking for something?

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

Check out our online resources

Check out all of our online collections and digital resources on our E-branch.

Want to reserve a study room?

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

  • Study rooms at the Main Library may be reserved 1 day 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.
  • Please look at your reservation slots carefully. Each slot is 30 minutes, and they may not be consecutive if a reservation already exists in that time.
  • If you are running late, please give us a call at (956) 681-3000 so that we can adjust your reservation start time. If you use the cancellation link in the e-mail, you will need to make a new reservation.

Programs, Classes, and Events

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