Gateway to the World Library

The Gateway to the World Library serves students, parents, faculty and staff from Preparatory Academy and World Scholars and is located in Edinburg. 

Library hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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Facility

Capacity: Currently serves 600 middle school students and 600 high school students.

Facilities: Two computer labs; Makerspace; video editing lab; conference room; quick-print station

 

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Library Collection: 

Books: 40,000+ print volumes; 90,000 eBooks

Periodicals: 60 print titles; 2 newspapers. Magazine titles cover health, science, history, technology, and current event topics, as well as leisure reading

Videos/DVDs/CDs: 2,700 titles; may be checked out for 5 days

Technology: Windows network with 118 PCs for student use; 20 take-home laptops; printers; scanners; charging stations; video editing and presentation equipment. MS Office; Inventor; and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite are available on PCs

Online Resources: Library catalog; Office 365; eBooks; audio books; subscription databases; Accelerated Reader 

 


 

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Gateway to the World Library 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.

Read More about 2021-22 BoB Titles - High School

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Gateway to the World Library: 510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539  | Phone: 956.318.8525

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