COVID-19 Library Service Updates

McAllen Public Library is open with service changes. Please see below for details. Our Reopening Guidelines can be found here: MPL Reopening Guidelines

The Main Library is open with normal service hours

Effective Monday, June 29th, the Lark and Palm View Branches will be open with reduced hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Service Changes

  • Patrons may enter the library up to 50% building capacity.
  • Patrons are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while inside the library. 
  • Curbside Pickup Service is continuing as outlined below.
  • The Computer Labs are open, and copy and printing services are available. Find out more about wireless printing here.
  • The library cafĂ© is open.
  • Study Rooms at all locations and the Quiet Reading Room at the Main Library are closed until further notice.
  • Meeting Rooms, Family Place Play Spaces, and the Library Bookstore are closed until further notice.
  • Donations to the bookstore are suspended until further notice.
  • All returned materials are quarantined for 96 hours before being disinfected and reshelved.
  • Virtual programming will continue with no in-person programming.

Our E-Branch is always open. You can enjoy thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, online films, and more from the comfort of your home on our E-Branch.

You can find all our virtual programs on our library's Facebook and YouTube pages! Learn how to use a new app, make a new craft, or listen to a story time with your children!

Curbside Pickup Service

Want to check out a book or movie? Just put the items on hold in our catalog, wait for a phone call from the library, and come pick the items up at our front door without having to leave your car! See details below.

Main Library only

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
When you place an item on hold for curbside pickup service, please wait to come to the library until you receive a notification that your items are ready for pickup. Give us a call when you're in the designated parking spot by the front door, pop open your trunk, and we'll take care of the rest!

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