Biblioteca Las Americas

Biblioteca Las Americas serves students, parents, faculty and staff from Health Professions and Science Academy and is located in Mercedes. 

Library hours: 
Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

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Capacity: Currently serves 1,500 high school students.

Facilities: 128-seat lecture hall; e-training lab; video editing room; two small conference rooms; fully accessible for use by people with disabilities.


Students working in library



Interior photo of library book collection and work stations

Library Collection: 

Books: 55,000+ print volumes; health and science specialization; 90,000 ebooks.

Periodicals: Over 150 print titles; 3 newspapers; extensive online access. The library subscribes to over 120 magazine titles covering health, science, and technology issues, as well as leisure reading. Additional magazines are available through the library's subscription databases.

Videos/DVDs/CDs: 8,000 titles; may be checked out for 3 days.

Art: Over 1,000 framed prints for circulation.

Computers: Windows network with 100 PCs for student use; 50 take-home laptops; printers; scanners; video editing and presentation equipment. MS Office; Inventor; and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite are available on PCs.

Online Resources: Library catalog, word processing, eBooks, Internet access to subscription databases.

Popular links for students, faculty and staff 


Biblioteca Las Americas Staff 

Book Lover's Day

National Book Lover's Day is a day for all those who love to read. Your are encouraged to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away.

Bibliophile – a person who has a great appreciation for or collects books.

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To kick off the 2021-2022 school year, we are hosting student registration.  Join us to get your student schedule, take your picture ID, and submit important documents. You may visit the your school website to access registration forms that can be pre-filled to minimize your wait time. Also, please bring your final report card.

 Registration Schedule: 

 August 4th: 9th and 10th Grade

Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

August 5th: 11th and 12th Grade
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

August 6th: Makeup Day
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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2021 Summer Reading

Remember to exercise your mind this summer and read! Summer reading is posted on each library website and prepares you for your new school year so start early. Click here for the libraries website and select your library. You will find summer reading posted under the Announcements section.

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Biblioteca Las Americas: 300 Med High Dr., Mercedes, TX 78570 | Phone: 956.514.4268 | Fax: 956.565.0710

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