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Bookstore


Covid-19 Update: The bookstore is open with limited hours and accepting limited donations.

Bookstore hours are Friday and Saturday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. 

Donations are accepted Wednesdays 9:00am - 8:00pm and Sundays 1:00pm - 8:00pm.

Donations must be in a cardboard box or disposable bag and are limited to one box or bag per person. Boxes and bags cannot be returned.

Donations are accepted only at the Welcome Desk inside the lobby of the Main Library. Donations are not accepted at the drive-through window. Please do not leave donations outside.

Find all of the details about what kinds of materials are accepted here: 
Bookstore Donations

The library’s bookstore is staffed by volunteers, officially known as the Advocates of McAllen Public Library. If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please visit the City of McAllen Human Resources Office to fill out a Volunteer Application. Applications can also be picked up inside the bookstore. The Human Resources office is located inside City Hall at 1300 Houston Avenue and can be reached at (956) 681-3111.

Contact


(956) 681-3075

Hours of Operation


Monday - Saturday
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Sunday
Closed

Donations


 
  • Individuals who wish to donate more than four boxes of donations are strongly urged to make an appointment with bookstore staff, Monday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm.
  • Donations of more than four boxes must be received through the library’s loading dock and will be received Monday through Friday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-5:00pm.
  • If the donor wishes, bookstore staff will provide a receipt for tax purposes.  The receipt form will state the number of donated items. Neither bookstore nor library staff can assign a value to any materials donated.

Prices


Coffee Table Art Books
Price as marked

Adult Hardback Books
$2.00

Adult Paperback Books
$1.00

Hardback Kid's Books
$1.00

Paperback Kid's Books
$.50

Magazines
$.50

AV Items
$1.00

Volunteering


Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own! McAllen Public Library has volunteer opportunities for adults and teens (17 years or older). Examples of possible volunteer opportunities include:   

  • Work in the library bookstore
  • Be involved in the McAllen Book Festival
  • Lend a hand with Genealogy
  • Read to Seniors in Assisted Living Environments
  • Shelve library materials in proper order
  • Teach a craft class
  • Assist with library programs & events, such as the Summer Reading Program
  • Help process materials, such as cleaning DVDs and CDs
  • Help bring McAllen Public Library to the community   

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. If you’re interested in volunteering at the library, please visit the City of McAllen Human Resources Office to fill out a Volunteer Application. Applications can also be picked up inside the bookstore. The Human Resources office is located inside City Hall at 1300 Houston Avenue and can be reached at (956) 681-3111.  

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