Circulation services

Who may borrow from the Library?

Currently enrolled or employed Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff.

You will need to present a valid photo identification card in order to check out library materials. While we prefer that you use your Webster University issued photo identification card, we will also accept any valid photo identification card.

Others who may borrow

Loan periods

  • Books owned by the Webster-Eden library system
    • Students -- 9 weeks
    • Faculty -- 1 semester
    • Staff -- 9 weeks
    • Special Patrons -- 2 weeks
  • MOBIUS books- 4 weeks
  • Materials on reserve - please see In-house reserves page for information.
  • Audio-visual materials - 7 days
  • LP records and slides - 14 days.

Non-circulating materials

Reference books, periodicals, indexes, archival materials, and rare books do not circulate.


Late fees

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

Lost or damaged

  • Webster/Eden owned materials and Interlibrary Loan books: replacement costs and a $10 processing fee
  • MOBIUS books: $120 per book

Payment Methods

You can pay your fines with a credit card using this link:

You can also pay in cash or with a check at our first floor service desk.

Renewing materials

You may request renewals by phone, in person at the 1st floor Service Desk, or online by viewing your library account via the My Library Account link which appears in the library catalog and at the top of each page of the library's website.




Books, etc./library catalog



In-house reserves


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