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New Student Information About Webster University Library

Stuff you need to know about the library. This will make your research easier and your life better.

Help Finding Books

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eBooks Explained

We have a lot of electronic books because the library supports students all over the world. Ebooks are just like regular books, only instead of having the paper in your hand, you have the PDF or scan of the book on your computer screen.

  • When you find an eBook in the catalog, you click on a link that says "Webster-Eden: Click here to access this online book" and you'll then log-in with your ID number.
  • After you log-in, you will get information about the book and a table of contents. You can start reading by clicking on eBook full text.
  • Once you're inside the book, you can search for certain words inside the text of the book.

eBook Search Express

Search by keyword for eBooks in the Library Catalog.

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Borrow Books with MOBIUS

As a Webster student, you get access to MOBIUS. It's a network of Missouri university libraries that all borrow and lend books. That means that in an average of 3 days, you can have a book from almost any university library in Missouri! And it's all free to you.

  • Visit the MOBIUS catalog and search for what you need
  • If it's available, you can request it and it will be here in about 3 days. If it's checked out, you will get it after the person who has it now returns it.
  • Request the book by clicking Request and then pick your "cluster" which is Bridges. You can find this out by clicking Find Your Cluster.
  • After that, put in your name and ID number followed by EWL (that's our institution code). Choose Webster University - Emerson Library from the dropdown menu to pick it up at the library, or Webster University - US Sites if you're at an extended campus.
  • We'll email you when the book arrives in the library and you can pick it up.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is the library service through which current students, faculty, and staff from either Webster University or Eden Theological Seminary may request research materials which are not available from either the Webster-Eden Library system or another MOBIUS library. For more information please visit this page.

Rare Books and Special Collections

We have rare books! Even though you can’t check them out they’re still majorly cool. The second floor study area next to the curriculum collection has books behind glass. These books are collections we have collections of books that are either so old or so rare, they cannot be checked out.

George Adam Smith Collection at Webster University Library

Henrietta Maizner Hochschild Collection of children's books at Webster University