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Meeting Center

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The Meeting Center is comprised of 16 indoor and outdoor spaces throughout McAllen Public Library (4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen, TX 78504) available for rental. It is a place where people and ideas meet and connect. As such, the Meeting Center is an ideal setting for your professional or social event.


If you'd like to see the Meeting Center in person after reviewing the photos and guidelines below, an appointment is required.

Email librarymeetingcenter@mcallen.net and specify the room(s) you're interested in seeing. Also, feel free to email us with questions not answered by the information on this page. 


If you would like to display your art in our Lobby Art Gallery, please see our Library Exhibition Guidelines for instructions.



Mon-Thu: 9:00AM-8:30PM
Fri-Sat: 9:00AM-5:30PM
Sun: 1:00PM-8:30PM



By renting a space at the Meeting Center, you agree to abide by all current meeting and event guidelines of McAllen Public Library. View Guidelines: Meeting Center Guidelines.



A full payment with a Visa credit / debit card will be required at time of booking your room.



RiseShine_Vert_1Linea_ngoAll food and catering services must be provided by the Rise & Shine Cafe, the EXCLUSIVE CATERER for The Meeting Center at McAllen Public Library. Catering requests must be made at least seven (7) business days prior to the event (Monday through Saturday). No food allowed on Sundays. Outside food and beverage is not allowed.

For details about the Rise & Shine Cafe, please visit https://mcallenlibrary.net/spaces/cafe/.



Four things to keep in mind about our rates:

1. Each rate purchases one 4-hour block of time, which includes time for setup and teardown of whatever furniture, equipment, and/or materials you might bring to the event. For example: If your event is 3:00PM-5:00PM, request 2:00PM-6:00PM as your 4-hour block of time. Please do not expect to be allowed to setup before your block of time begins.

2. Library Staff will setup library-owned furniture and equipment only in the Meeting Rooms (See "Space Setup" below). All other rooms come with a "Fixed Setup". 

3. We accept payments with a Visa Debit or Credit Card only. Payments must be made at time of reserving a room.

4. Fees are non-negotiable. A nonprofit discount applies to nonprofit entities when the group or individual submits a copy of a current nonprofit exemption to Library Staff.





Auditorium Seating

Standard Rate: $230
Non-Profit Rate: $102

Seating Capacity: 176
No food or drinks allowed.

Meeting Room A or B

presentation style with tables

Standard Rate: $144
Non-Profit Rate: $64

Seating Capacity: 40 (tables & chairs), 60 (only chairs)

Setup Information: SPACE SETUP FOR MR A & B

Meeting Rooms AB Combined

presentation style with tables

Standard Rate: $288
Non-Profit Rate: $128

Seating Capacity: 80 (tables & chairs), 120 (only chairs)

Setup Information: SETUP FOR MR A & B

Conference Room A or Conference Room B

Conf RM A

Standard Rate: $44
Non-Profit Rate: $20

Seating Capacity: 16

Lobby Gallery Area*


Standard Rate: $275
Non-Profit Rate: $121

*Lobby must be rented in conjunction with Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, or the Auditorium.


Board Room

Board Room

Standard Rate: $100
Non-Profit Rate: $44

Seating Capacity: 18

Electronic Classroom A or B

Electronic Classroom

Standard Rate: $113
Non-Profit Rate: $50

Seating Capacity: 20
No food or drinks allowed.

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Fountain Circle & Mall Area*

Fountain Area

Standard Rate: $625
Non-Profit Rate: $275

*This area requires library administration approval prior to booking. For submitting a request, please email event details to librarymeetingcenter@mcallen.net.

Reserve A Room

Reserve 14 days to 3 months in advance
Requests must be submitted at least 14 days in advance. Your are able to book a room up to 3 months prior to the event

Book Here
Initiate the reservation process by booking your room online at: https://mcallenlibrary.libnet.info/reserve.

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