COVID-19 Library Service Updates

On Friday, May 1st, McAllen Public Library re-opened with service changes. Our modified service hours are below. Normal library service hours (including evenings and weekends) will resume on Monday, June 1st.

Modified Hours

Main Library: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lark and Palm View Branches: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Service Changes

  • Patrons are allowed to enter the library at 25% normal capacity.
  • Patrons are required to 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. 
  • The library cafĂ© is open.
  • Study Rooms are open with a modified room capacity.
  • Meeting Rooms, Family Place Play Spaces, and the library bookstore will remain closed.
  • Virtual programming will continue with no in-person programming.
  • We are not accepting any donations until further notice.

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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