Libraries

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

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Eliseo B. Vega library

Serving Medical Professions | Olmito 

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Gateway to the world library 

Serving Preparatory Academy & World Scholars | Edinburg

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rising scholars academy library

Serving Rising Scholars Academy | San Benito 

STISD Libraries Essential Tutorials - Navigating the Library Websites

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Read or listen to books anytime with the OverDrive app. It’s free to download and once you you sign up and associate your account with South Texas ISD, you will have instant access to over 9,000 ebooks and over 3,000 audiobooks. Click here for Essential Tutorials and select the headphones icon for ebook and audiobook tutorials.

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Test Prep

All South Texas ISD students have access to test prep resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through Test Prep and Careers resources in the library database. To access ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP Tests, and others, please visit your library website. After selecting the library website for your school, scroll down the page to Popular links for students, faculty and staff then select Databases under Resources. Use Ask A Librarian if you need any help!

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When in Doubt

“Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.” JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

This is a great quote and serves as a reminder that your campus libraries are open daily to assist you.You can also submit your questions through Ask A Librarian on your library website or by clicking here!

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