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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.

Our website has a whole guide on using our computers. There's information on what software and hardware are in the library, including information on scanning. Check it out - http://library.webster.edu/computing/index.html

Where are the computers?

The majority of our computers are in the eCommons and Cyber Cafe on the 2nd floor of the library. There are also computers on the Lower Level, and a few on the 1st floor. Our electronic classroom (room 110) is an open computer lab when there are no classes being held there.

Computer Use Policies

  • Current Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff have priority use of the computers throughout the library.

  • Members of the general public are eligible to use one of two designated computers in the E-Commons on our second floor for up to two hours each day during reference desk hours on a first-come-first-served basis. We do not reserve the use of these computers and do not offer printing or scanning for the general public. Any member of the public who wishes to use either of these two computers must be willing to provide a valid photo i.d. card to a library staff member in order to sign up to use the computer.
  • Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary Alumni are welcome to use any available computer but may be asked to move if a current student, faculty or staff member needs a computer to use.
  • Webster and Eden students, faculty, staff and Alumni who wish to stay in the Cyber Cafe after library hours must present a valid, Webster University issued photo I.D. card.

Internet and WiFi

  • Network drops are available throughout the building for use with your laptop's Ethernet card.
    • CAT5 or CAT6 network cable is required.
    • You may use your own cable, or one may be checked out at the 1st floor Service Desk.
  • Please do not unplug library computers to connect to the network.
  • Wireless is also available throughout the building but you must have a valid Connections ID.
  • Printing is not available directly from your laptops.

Printing

The library has free printing. We encourage you to consider the environment when printing. Bring your work on a flash drive, use Google Docs to save your work or email it to yourself and print it at the library. When you hit print on a PC, you'll then go to a print station. You'll pick your document from a list on a computer screen and click on print.  Macs print directly to the printer.  Printing is free for students, faculty, and staff for academic purposes only.  

Scanning

We do not have a fax machine in the library, BUT there are scanners you can use to scan and email documents. The closest fax machine is in the University Center.