Services for alumni

Due to the collaboration of Webster University's Library and Eden Theological Seminary's Luhr Reading & Reference Library, Webster alumni may enjoy alumni library services at either library.

Use of the Libraries' facilities

Alumni are welcome to walk in and enjoy many of the facilities at either library. Please note that current Webster/Eden students, faculty, and staff have priority in the use of available computers, study and listening/viewing rooms.

Borrowing from the libraries

Free library cards for Webster graduates are available for checking out circulating books and scores from our library or the Eden Theological Seminary Library. All other materials may be used in the libraries only.

To apply for a card...

  • Please visit the 1st floor Service Desk at the library or call 314-968-6952.
  • All requests must be verified with the Alumni Office during business hours Monday through Friday.

Access to electronic resources

Alumni can be logged into online databases when visiting the library on campus or when visiting Eden Theological Seminary's Library. Due to contractual agreements, off-campus access to online databases is not available unless you are a member of the Research Fellows Program.

For alumni who need remote access to limited database resources, you may want to consider an individual subscription to HighBeam Research or Google Scholar.

Getting research assistance

The librarians are available to offer assistance in answering reference questions and showing alumni how to use electronic resources.

For more information, contact:

  • 2nd floor Reference Desk at 314-968-6950 or 1-800-985-4279

Information about other university alumni benefits:



Books, etc./library catalog



In-house reserves


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