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. - 5:00 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: print volumes; eBooks and audiobooks

Periodicals: Magazine titles cover health, science, history, technology, and current event topics, as well as leisure reading

DVDs: Available for check out

Technology: Windows network for student use; 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 

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Sora Sweet Reads

Sora Sweet Reads is available all summer for free! Once you download the Sora app, search for South Texas ISD and sign in with your school ID and password. These audiobooks and ebooks will be available all summer to enjoy!

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Ebooks and Audiobooks

Read or listen to books anytime with the Sora 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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