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Merida English Library

Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 924 8401
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Wonderful quiet place of reflection and welcome

Run by volunteers, the Merida English Library (MEL) is a treasure. Located in a home donated by a... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2016
M L
Amazing!

It is truly amazing what the local ex-pats have created. This is an oasis for people who want to... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
dagpel
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Merida English Library is based on the model of the classic, local public library, which is the centerpiece of every community in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to provide English language materials in all formats to meet the information, educational and recreational needs of English-speaking people of all ages in the diverse communities which make up Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Its also a great place for a visitor to meet other English-speaking people and see what is going on in the expat community in Merida. Everyone is welcome to use the library during regular hours. To check-out books, you must become a member. For membership fees, visit our website.
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Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Run by volunteers, the Merida English Library (MEL) is a treasure. Located in a home donated by a deceased patron, it contains numerous books you can either take out or read there. Some local books for sale too. Beautiful large treed garden in the back,...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It is truly amazing what the local ex-pats have created. This is an oasis for people who want to sit quietly and read, visit, or just enjoy the serene surroundings

Thank dagpel
Dan K, Manager at Merida English Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2016

We are so glad you enjoy the library, we work hard to make sure this is a welcoming space for all and we love to hear that our efforts are worthwhile. Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 3 February 2016

Nice place to chill out especially when you get fed up with all those fast speaking locals. Not the nicest city, still this a nice place to relax from the busy streets.

Thank Fidelscastrol
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Seems more like a social club for expats living in the city than something to help travelers. Costs to borrow donated books and magazines that you can usually find in your hotel book exchanges. We arrived about five minutes before closing time and the staff...More

Thank 369Canuck963
Dan K, Manager at Merida English Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Hello! I am sorry you had a less than stellar experience at the library yesterday. We do our best to help people visiting the city and make them feel welcome. We are a not-for-profit organization and we don't receive any kind of government or private...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

The Merida English Library is a wonderful facility for anglophones in the city. They hold many commendable events. However I was rather disappointed with the weekly walking tour of local homes and gardens. The week we took the tour over 50 people registered. Although we...More

Thank Willie666
Dan K, Manager at Merida English Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Dear Willie 666- Thank you for your feedback on your MEL House Tour experience. Because of the concerns you expressed, we would like to share some information with you. During each House Tour season we show over 60 homes, which all must be within a...More

Reviewed 14 January 2016

This walking tour was excellent! It was approximately 3 hours in length and included visits to 3 renovated homes near the library. The tour starts with an overview of the origin of the English Library and then an explanation of the renovation of many of...More

1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The library is lovely and the garden in the back is a beautiful place to relax. I was so looking forward to touring the homes. It was so disappointing that during one of the busy tourist seasons they didn't have any tours.More

Thank Jacquelyn G
Dan K, Manager at Merida English Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Jacquelyn, Thanks so much for visiting! We are sorry you missed the tours. We have had a lot of interest this year for tours during the holiday season, so we are going to try next year to have tours before and after Christmas. One of...More

Reviewed 27 December 2015

The library publishes different numbers for their book count, ranging between 11,000 and 18,000 titles. I'll assume the number is within that range. The garden is the library's biggest asset because of the tranquility one can usually find there, especially in the "off season". MEL...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 26 December 2015

the library is a wealth of information as well as books! But most importantly, the tous of renovated homes are amazing! The tour is of 3 homes and they are stunning! When you realize the magic of renovating you will be amazed

Thank sandyk514
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I just went in looking to buy a few English titles to read. Was greeted by several very nice people. Found several books. They also have activities and if you're staying longer, you can join the library for more fun. Seems like a very good...More

1  Thank lizardkc
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Cratty
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
I heard that sales of Trump piñatas have been brisk, across all of Mexico, but I have no facts on that. Otherwise I don't think I heard his name mentioned in the two weeks I was in Merida.
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ANDREW M
6 January 2016|
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Response from MeridaEnglishLibrary | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question! We only offer House Tours on Tuesdays. There is one on January 26th and February 2nd. No need to book tickets, they are available at the door and we don't turn anyone away. Just show up at... More
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