South Texas ISD Libraries are hubs of active learning that enhance student achievement through collaboration, innovation and diverse resources. 

STISD has four libraries that support our district community: Biblioteca Las Americas (Mercedes), Eliseo B. Vega Library (Olmito), Gateway to the World Library (Edinburg) and the Rising Scholars Academy Library (San Benito). 


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Biblioteca Las americas 

Serving Health Professions & Science Academy | Mercedes

Library book collection

Eliseo B. Vega library

Serving Medical Professions | Olmito 

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Gateway to the world library 

Serving Preparatory Academy & World Scholars | Edinburg

Photo of book collection

rising scholars academy library

Serving Rising Scholars Academy | San Benito 

STISD Libraries Essential Tutorials - Navigating the Library Websites

Middle School Battle of the Books 2021-2022

Do you love books? Do you love competition? Are you ready to demonstrate your abilities and test your knowledge of the books you read?  If yes, consider joining this year’s Battle of the Books Competition. Visit your library for more information or simply register using the link below.

Register here for Battle of the Books!

Check out Battle of the Books resources here!

Let’s do this!

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Shelfies in Progress

We are always glad to have students visit the library, but it is truly awesome when they take their own selfie with the books. Pictured here is Xander Escamilla, Crystal Cantu and David Ruiz earning easy bonus points for class.

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TEEN tober

TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October. All month we are promoting reading and library services. You are invited to check out books and resources that promote learning new skills and passions in and outside the library. 

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Students working in library