Databases TexShare Portal
Databases available through the Texas State Library that include the following: Academic, Literature, Business, Career Development, DIY Reference, Health, History, Genealogy, Legal, and Science.
In-library use, or contact reference desk for login info. (If any database in the portal asks for a library card number, you may enter the letter P and any 6 numbers.) Portal to Texas History
Digitized historical documents from around Texas. Check out McAllen Public Library's own collection of historical photographs
. Portal de Archivos Españoles
Digitized records from the Spanish archives; a vital resource for Texas and Mexico historical research. Internet Archive
A digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts including text, audio and visual material, and computer software. ArchiveGrid
Search over three million archival material descriptions from thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Some archival materials are available digitally on the contributor's individual website.
Gale Legal Forms
Large database of legal forms to download or print, and legal reference source.
In-library use, or login with your McAllen library card number. Texas Law Help
General legal information and how to find legal help in Texas. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
How to apply for free legal help in the Rio Grande Valley.
Weather forecasts from the Weather Channel.
National Weather Service
Official weather forecasts and climate data from the National Weather Service