Pharr Memorial Library

Children's Services

Reference Services

Computer Classes

Friends of the Library

Development & Research Center

Mission Statement

Empowering Minds, Connecting Communities


At the Pharr Memorial Library, we ignite curiosity, foster lifelong learning, and celebrate diversity. Through our vibrant collection, engaging programs, and welcoming spaces, we empower individuals to explore, create, and thrive.

Awards & Recognition

The Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award is conferred annually to libraries that demonstrate consistent excellence and outstanding contributions to public library services within their communities.

Achievement of Excellence In Libraries Award - 2022 -

Cleaning Library Materials at Home

Wash your hands

Wash Your Hands

Wash. Your. Hands. Lather up with soap and scrub for 20 seconds. Be thorough. Rub the backs of your hands as well as the front, interlace your fingers and pull them through, soap up each thumb with the opposite hand and lightly scratch your fingernails against your palm. (NPR)



The easiest, safest, and most inexpensive disinfectant is time. The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) recommends a 72-hour quarantine of collection items as the safest and most effective way to disinfect them after handling by staff and patrons.



If you want to disinfect your library materials once you’ve got them home, use 70-percent isopropyl alcohol or any other mild household cleaner to wipe down the outside of the items. Just a few seconds with an alcohol-based cleaner is sufficient.

Online Resources

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Meet Our Staff

Adolfo Garcia - Library Director

Linda Coronado - Administrative Assistant

Catalina Zamaripa - Circulation Supervisor

Brianna Bullion - Children’s Supervisor

Paola Del Angel - Reference Supervisor

Mike Singleterry - Branch Manager

Location Information

Pharr Memorial Library

121 E Cherokee Ave, Pharr, TX 78577

Hours of Operations

What are your library hours?

Library Hours

Pharr Memorial Library (PML):

  • Mon-Thurs: 9:00am—9:00pm
  • Fri and Sat: 9:00am —6:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm—6:00pm

South Pharr Library (DRC):

  • Mon — Thurs: 10:00am—7:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am—6:00pm
  • Sat and Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Does the library offer any programs or events?

Yes! The Pharr Memorial Library Offers Different Events for All Ages. Please Refer to Our Children's Page and Our Reference Page to Find out More. 

How do I get a library card?

Patrons residing in the city of Pharr or any other city in the Hidalgo County are eligible for a library card.

  • There is no charge for a patron's first library card.
  • A replacement card, if lost, stolen or damaged will be $3.00. (Cash Only)
    To obtain a library card, the following documents are required:
  • Any government-issued DL/ID
  • Proof of current mailing address:
    → Telephone bill
    → Utility bill
    → Rental/lease contract
    → Recent mail (last 30 days) with name and current address.
    → Voter registration card
    → Current auto insurance card
What materials can I borrow?

Patrons may borrow Books, DVD's, Audiobooks, 

How many items can I borrow at a time?

Patrons may check out a maximum of 14 items:

  • Books, DVDs and Audiobooks are able to circulate.
  • Only 3 DVDs/Audiobooks may be checked out at a time.
  • Patrons must be 18 years of age to check out DVDs and Audiobooks.

Patrons are responsible for any fees for items charged to their account.

Items borrowed must be returned on due date to avoid an overdue fee.

(Cash Only)

  • Books/Audiobooks............... 10¢/day
  • Children's Books..................... 5¢/day
  • DVDs..................................... 50¢/day
How long can I keep borrowed items?

Loan Periods:

• All books

2 Weeks

• DVDs

1 Week

What are the late fees?

If items borrowed are not returned on due date an overdue fee is applied.

(Cash Only)

  • Books/Audiobooks............... 10¢/day
  • Children's Books..................... 5¢/day
  • DVDs..................................... 50¢/day

24-hour Book drop.

• Items returned without a security card will be fined 50¢ per missing card.

Do you offer Wi-Fi?

Yes. Free Wi-Fi is available at both of our locations, provided by

Is there computer's available for the public?

Yes, we do have computers on both of our locations that any Patron can use.


  • 1st floor 45min
  • 2nd floor 1hr30min
  • Children's dept. 30 min

If more time is needed, a Patron will have to request an extension 


  • 45min and if needed 1 extension
Do you have printing services?

We do have printing services (Cash Only)

• Copies (B & W)


• Copies (Color)


• Scan to Email/USB


• Fax


• Snacks & Coffee @ Café 121 at PML

How do I volunteer at the library?

Become a Friend of the Library:

Do you have a passion for books and a desire to make a difference? We’re seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help run our successful bookstore. It’s a rewarding way to share your love of reading, support literacy efforts, and connect with fellow bookworms!

Want to learn more or volunteer?

  • Call the library at (956) 402-4650 and ask to speak to a Friends of the Library volunteer.