We are absolutely impressed with the new Allen public Library. It is many times larger than the one it replaced. It has all the things you would expect a library to have plus some unique features. There are plenty of computers and they offer free internet access. A wonderful mom-n-pop coffee house called "Coffee Dreams" resides in the Lobby. They have several large meeting rooms and a bunch of small group/individual study rooms as well. They have an auditorium. There is a huge kids section, a "quiet" room for people that want that and lots of interesting artwork hanging in display cases that get changed out often. Overall, I'd say it is the nicest public library I've ever been to. Oh, and they don't limit membership to residents of Allen, people living in surrounding cities can become members too.