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: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 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 

 


 

Popular links for students, faculty and staff 

Gateway to the World Library Staff

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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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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Got Questions?

Your STISD librarians are always here to help you with your questions. If you need assistance, please use the Ask A Librarian feature that can be found on each library website or click here.

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

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