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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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 

Librarians: Nathaly Garza, MLS and Mary Edna Sandoval, MLS

Library Assistants: Amy Elizondo, Ann Mireles and Lupita Hinojosa


TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October that aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services help young adults learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. As part of TeenTober, we created a virtual calming room. We invite you to click here and enjoy. It's important to take time for yourself!

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STISD libraries are pleased to offer a strong and mighty collection for you to browse. Students and staff may select their library and search books in the catalog here. You will discover that each library has a broad collection of fiction, non-fiction, manga, test prep, specialized collections, DVDs and more. Also, these days books take different forms, such as e-books and audio books. Contact your school librarian if you need assistance checking out your next great read or study materials. 

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

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