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: 7:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Friday: 7:45 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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National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. It’s the perfect time to reflect on generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced others to have success. The observation began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and became a full month under President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Explore more here.

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When in Doubt

“Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.” JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

This is a great quote and serves as a reminder that your campus libraries are open daily to assist you.You can also submit your questions through Ask A Librarian on your library website or by clicking here!

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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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