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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.

Loan Periods (How long can I keep this?)

  • Books
    • Undergraduates -- 6 weeks
    • Graduate students -- 6 weeks
    • Faculty -- 1 semester
    • Staff -- 6 weeks
    • Special Patrons -- 2 weeks
  • eBooks - range from 4 to 24 hours depending on the title.
  • Materials on reserve - please see In-house reserves page for information.
  • Audio-visual equipment, DVDs, films, videos, laser discs and CD's - are checked out for 3 days only unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Music scores, slides, audio cassette tapes, and multimedia materials - circulate for 14 days.

Non-circulating Materials (you can't take it with you)

You cannot check out reference books, periodicals, indexes, archival materials, or rare books.

Fines / Late Fees

  • Regular collection books .15 per day
  • Curriculum books .15 per day
  • Interlibrary Loan .15 per day
  • Reserve Books (hourly) .25 per hour
  • Reserve Books (daily) 1.00 per day
  • Audio-visual materials .50 per day

Renewing Materials

Books may be renewed by phone or in person at the 1st floor Service Desk. Patrons may place holds on books in circulation, requesting that they be notified when the books are returned. A book which carries a current hold for another patron may not be renewed to the original patron.

You may also renew items by viewing your library account in the library catalog.

Viewing your Borrowing Record Online

You may view a list of the items you have checked out or on hold and renew items yourself by viewing your library account in the library catalog.