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 

 


 

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Battle of the Books - MS

Congratulations to our Middle School team for advancing to the Region One Battle of the Books Competition. Join us in wishing them the best when they compete in February.

  • Isabella Flores – Preparatory Academy
  • Hugo Brown – Rising Scholars Academy
  • Jazmin Tamez – Preparatory Academy
  • Sophia Aguirre – Preparatory Academy
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Battle of the Books - HS

Congratulations to the following students who are advancing to the Regional Battle of the Books competition in February:

  • Stephanie Marroquin – Medical Professions
  • Olivia Serna – Medical Professions
  • Isabella Reyna – Health Professions
  • Iva Hephzibah – Health Professions

Good luck and bring home the win!!

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Ebooks and Audiobooks

Read or listen to books anytime with the OverDrive 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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Gateway to the World Library: 510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539  | Phone: 956.318.8525

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