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Library Services during COVID-19 Response

Library Services during COVID-19 Response


The library is here to help with all of your research and information needs! Availability of services and staff may change as Webster University responds to the pandemic. 

The library building, including the Cyber Café, is closed until further notice. Library staff will continue to provide resources, research support and other services. See below for more information. 


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Getting Help 


Finding eBooks, journal articles, videos and more online

eBooks: These are books that can be read online and do not require special software or equipment. Publisher restrictions may only allow a set number of users to view a book at one time. To access an eBook, log in with your name and 7-digit Webster ID number followed by EWL. Example: 9999999EWL

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Journal articles: We offer an extensive list of databases that contain journal articles, which can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Databases often have tools to increase your searching success and ensure that an article meets your instructor’s requirements. They may be specialized for your class or major, but we can help you choose where to get started.

Videos: We offer many streaming videos online. Find out more about searching for videos.


Books, Mobius, and Interlibrary Loan  


Books: We cannot supply books from our own library or those requested through Mobius at this time. If you currently have a book checked out, please keep it until the library reopens. The book drop will not be accessible. We will extend all due dates and fines will not accrue while the building is closed.  


Articles and Book Chapters: While the library building is closed, staff will be working to fill your requests for journal articles and book chapter to be delivered electronically. As we often rely on other libraries to lend us the requested materials, some materials may not be available due to delays and closures at these libraries. Please place your requests, and we will do our best to fill them.  


Services for faculty

  • Liaison librarians will continue to offer in-class instruction remotely. You may invite us to your WebEx+ or Zoom session for live class meetings, or request a video of instruction for asynchronous classes. Contact your liaison to move previously scheduled instruction sessions online or request a new session. Find your liaison librarian



  • Digitizing Course Materials: As the library staff transitions to working from home their ability to access the physical collections in the library will be significantly diminished at best depending on circumstances at the home campus. That said, we will process each request to the best of our ability and the library staff member with whom you are working will be able to tell you what we can and cannot do.   

    To request this help, send an email to which includes your name, the course name, number and section, and what you would like us to do.   

Other support resources

  • Webster COVID-19 resource page

  • Students with questions about how their course will be delivered should log in to WorldClassRoom and check their course home page, check their Webster email (including junk mail), or contact their instructor.

  • Faculty with questions about using WorldClassRoom should start with the OLC Faculty Support page.