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  through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   

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Capacity: Currently serves 1,500 high school students.

Facilities: 128-seat lecture hall fully accessible for use by people with disabilities.




Library Collection: 

Books: Print volume, ebooks and audiobooks; health and science specialization.

Periodicals: Print titles covering health, science and technology, as well as leisure reading. Magazines and newspapers are available through the library's subscription databases.

DVDs/CDs: Available for check  out to students and staff.

Computers: Windows network for student use; take-home laptops available for overnight check out; printers; video editing and presentation equipment. Office 365; Inventor; and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite are available on PCs.

Online Resources: Library catalog, ebooks, Office 365, and internet access to subscription databases.

Popular links for students, faculty and staff 


Biblioteca Las Americas Staff 

Blanca Balli
Sandra Naranjo
Sora Sweet Reads

Sora Sweet Reads is available all summer for free! Once you download the Sora app, search for South Texas ISD and sign in with your school ID and password. These audiobooks and ebooks will be available all summer to enjoy!

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What are you reading?

What are you reading? Your library has a great collection to engage any reader. You will find adventure, mystery, romance, philosophy, manga and much more so come check us out! Your librarians are happy to make suggestions if you are looking for your next read, and you can browse the library catalog here!

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Ebooks and Audiobooks

Read or listen to books anytime with the Sora 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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Biblioteca Las Americas: 300 Med High Dr., Mercedes, TX 78570 | Phone: 956.514.4268 | Fax: 956.565.0710

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