Books: 50,000+ volumes; health and science specialization.

Periodicals: Over 120 print titles; 3 newspapers; extensive online access. The library subscribes to over 120 magazine titles covering health, science, and technology issues, as well as leisure reading. Magazines are received on a monthly, weekly, bi-weekly or quarterly basis. Patrons of the library may check out magazines. Current magazines are checked out overnight only. Back issues for these titles may be checked out for two weeks. Additional magazines are available on microfiche and through the library's web subscription databases.

Videos/DVDs/CDs: 6,000 titles; may be checked out for 3 days.

Art: Over 800 framed prints for circulation.

Computers: Windows network with 78 PCs for student use; 30 take-home laptops; laser printers; scanners; video editing and presentation equipment.
MS Office; Inventor; and Adobe CS3 are available on PCs. Black and white word processing that is the student's own work and is for class is free of charge. All color printouts are .10/page.

Online Resources: Access to library catalog, word processing, eBooks, Internet access to subscription databases.

The library catalog provides patrons with call numbers for the books and videos in Biblioteca Las Americas. Items can be accessed by key word/phrase, title, author, or subject and may also be accessed from home. Each student may manage his or her own account.

Microfiche: Patrons of the library may locate magazine articles on microfiche covering the period from 1985-present. Articles may be viewed on the microfiche reader/printer and can be printed at 10 cents a page.

  • Biblioteca Las Américas 956-514-4268
  • 100 Med High Drive Mercedes TX 78570