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: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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.


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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 

Audiobooks for Teens Week 3

Week 3 of free audiobooks are available May 13-19. This week the theme is Rooted in China. Register to access SYNC titles in the Sora app here. Once downloaded, the books are yours to keep and enjoy.

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2021-22 BoB Titles - High School

High School Battle of the Books (BoB) titles have been announced, and we invite you to participate. For the 2021-22 school year, there will be four titles:

 Sia Martinez and the Moonlight Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

 Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

 Fruia by Yamile Saied Mendez

Contact an STISD librarian by clicking here for more details.

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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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