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 and Lark and Palm View branches are open with normal service hours

Service Changes:

  • Patrons are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while inside the library. 
  • Drive-Through 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 café is open Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm and Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm. The café is closed on Sunday.
  • Study Rooms, Meeting Rooms, and the Quiet Reading Room will reopen on Monday, March 15th.
  • Family Place Play Spaces are closed until further notice.
  • Effective Monday, March 15th, the Bookstore will reopen with limited hours and accepting limited donations. Find more information here.
  • All returned materials are quarantined for your safety. Books, movies, and music are quarantined for 72 hours.
  • Virtual programming will continue. Limited one-on-one services will be available for Tax Assistance and Marketplace Insurance Assistance by appointment only.

Drive-Through Pickup Service:

McAllen Public Library is excited to offer Drive-Through Service at our Main Library’s north side driveway. Patrons may pick up requested materials and receive their new or replacement library card. Patrons can also pick up MPL’s latest services: Book Bundles for children, Buzz Kits for teens, and Grab and Go crafts for adults. City of McAllen residents may pick up brown recycle bags with a McAllen water bill or an ID showing a McAllen address.


10:00am - 5:30pm

Online and Virtual Services:

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!

Grab and Go Meals

To better serve your family, McAllen ISD's Grab & Go meal bundle distribution has been extended an hour from 10:30am - 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.

A FREE meal bundle of breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack for any child and teen 18 years of age and under can be picked up at Main and Palm View Branch Libraries.

Check our Facebook pages regularly for the latest news and virtual programs:

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