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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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If you are planning a long stay, this is a good meeting place

While it is small, there are many events held here to help gringos with questions, etc. The area... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Beaufort, South Carolina
Amazingly bigger than expected

We went on the tour of Merida homes, and it was fantastic. We only saw three properties which ended... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Fredericton, Canada
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 924 8401
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

While it is small, there are many events held here to help gringos with questions, etc. The area of town is a must see, if you like a little more upscale Mx.

Thank Abigayle1
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went on the tour of Merida homes, and it was fantastic. We only saw three properties which ended too soon for our liking. The homes were awesome, and you never know what is behind those doors in Merida. We will definitetly do this tour...More

Thank Newbrunswickjand
Reviewed 23 March 2017

There are always great activities going on here. They sponsor lectures, house and garden tours, music events and Fiday night social. A great place to find a book to read, or to find ibformation on the area.

Thank mexicorvc
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit with all kinds of interesting programs scheduled throughout the week. I have attended their house tours on Tuesday morning beginning at 9 a.m. for registration. They are fantastic and such fun. I would highly recommend them and the...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Merida English Library is well-stocked and well-run by friendly volunteers in an attractive house. I was only able to take part in its Tuesday morning house & garden tour. Of the 3 houses on the tour, one was a B&B for sale, one was completely...More

Thank nomad1948
MeridaEnglishLibrary, Manager at Merida English Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your feedback! Sorry you were disappointed by the tour, we work really hard to make it a great experience. Do you have any specific suggestions on how we could improve? Thanks and have a great day.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We went to a tour of local homes provided by the English library, which is done most Tuesdays except in the summer. The tour began with a presentation about local architecture and history of Merida. We visited 3 homes in the area that were typical...More

Thank butlerjm2
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a Library where people go to learn Spanish and English by helping each other. It is a lending Library and you can buy books.

1  Thank Sandy11653
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Merida English Library is in itself very interesting, but it doesn't stop there. They offer several tours in and around Merida. We did the 3 house tour that is offered from the Library every Tuesday morning. There were 100 people the day we went...More

1  Thank janlamb48
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an important and special institution in Centro. A must visit. Friendly people. Monday night you can practice your Spanish and locals can practice their English. 7pm sharp.

1  Thank JaysUSA
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The MEL holds a H & G tour most Tues. at 10:00 sharp. Get there at 9:30 for orientation. Tour is a walking tour & lasts 1-1 1:2 hours. Wear comfortable shoes. THe most unassuming houses become Jewels inside. Saw three very different homes. Couldn't...More

1  Thank Rita W
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29 January 2017|
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.
6 January 2016|
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