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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.

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?

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

Viewing this on your mobile device? Check out our mobile-friendly calendar page.

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