Rising Scholars Academy Library

The Rising Scholars Academy Library serves students, parents, faculty and staff from Rising Scholars and is located in San Benito. 

Library hours: 
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Tues., Wed. & Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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Capacity: Currently serves 560 middle school students.

Facilities: Makerspace; periodical area.


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Library Collection: 

Books: 20,000+ print volumes; 90,000+ eBooks

Periodicals: 30 print titles; 4 local newspapers; online access to national and international newspapers via database subscriptions

Videos/DVDs/CDs: 1,000 titles; circulated to students and staff

Technology: Windows network with 25 PCS and 15 laptops for student use; 20 take-home laptops; video editing and presentation equipment. MS Office; and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite are available on PCs

Online Resources: Library catalog; Office 365; Accelerated Reader; eBooks; audio books; subscription databases

Library Club 

The RSA Library Club is an excellent service and social club. Our members assist students in utilizing all our resources and also promote reading and information literacy. We host special events and activities to spotlight our wonderful library and the power of the written word. Our students volunteers serve with a generous spirit.  

Applications are received yearly with a limited number of member slots available.

Try this GAME to test your shelving knowledge. All members must complete the Fiction and Non-Fiction levels to assist putting books on the shelf. 



Rising Scholars Academy Library Staff 

Librarian: Norma Sanchez, MLS 

Library Assistants: Mary Ramirez and Sylvia Arismendez 


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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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Rising Scholars Academy Library: 151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito, TX 78586  | Phone: 956.421.1225

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