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MOBIUS System Upgrade

MOBIUS is launching a new library platform on June 12, 2024. Find out more about this transition and how it will impact you.



Our Library is part of the MOBIUS library consortium, allowing us access to millions of items beyond our physical collection. The MOBIUS catalog is migrating to a new system.

The transition began quietly last year but signs of change will become more prominent as we approach the launch date: June 12, 2024 (updated from May 22, 2024).

Our local Webster-Eden catalog got a new look on May 22, 2024.

Important: New catalog may impact links to library materials

Our new catalog launched on May 22, 2024 and some links in your classroom materials may be impacted. Please review the Library's Sharepoint site for a short video and infographic with instructions and please reach out to your Subject Librarian or the Online Learning Center with any questions. We are happy to help!


April 18

Beginning April 18, no new MOBIUS requests can be placed until launch day (June 12). Interlibrary loan is still available if you would like us to get a book for you from another library.

May 6 - 21

Checkouts and check-ins will be manually recorded. Items in our local catalog will be viewable but availability may not be accurate. Please feel free to phone us before stopping in if you want to check the availability of an item: 314-246-6952.

May 22

Our new Webster-Eden library catalog goes live on this date.

June 12

The new MOBIUS OpenRS platform goes live with a new catalog and a new look. The MOBIUS catalog contains items owned at all MOBIUS member libraries. Requesting resumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is changing?

The MOBIUS consortium, of which Webster is a member, is moving to a new, modern library platform to enhance library services. The new platform includes a new catalog and discovery experience for our students and faculty.

Why a new library platform?

The current MOBIUS system was implemented 25 years ago when the library consortium was created. Since then, the library landscape has changed and new opportunities are on the horizon. Moving to a new, modern library system enables us to lay a foundation to grasp those opportunities.

How long will the upgrade take?

The migration is a multi-step process that began last summer. Data extractstook place starting April 18, the new Webster-Eden catalog goes live May 22, and the new MOBIUS system will be launched on June 12.

Can I still check out books while the upgrade is underway?

Yes! Normal browsing and checkouts will take place.

Do I have to return all of my books before a certain date?

No, there is no particular date by which you must return your library books apart from the regular due date. Any books checked out to you at the time of the circulation freeze will transfer over to your account in the new system. Any books that you return during the circulation freeze will be processed in the new system after launch and backdated to the date returned.

Can I renew my MOBIUS books?

Current MOBIUS loans may be renewed through May 6, if eligible.