Services for Alumni and Retirees

  • Alumni of Webster University and Eden Theological Seminary are eligible for alumni library services.
  • Retirees with the Emeritus or Staff Associate designation receive full privileges. See our Circulation Services page for more information.


Using the libraries' facilities

Alumni are welcome to visit either library and are eligible to check out books from the Webster-Eden Library collections.


Current Webster and Eden students, faculty, and staff have priority in the use of all library facilities and collections.


Alumni will need a Webster University issued alumni photo ID card in order to enter Webster University Library.  The Webster University Public Safety Office at 572 Garden Avenue issues these ID cards. They can be reached at 314-246-7430 for more information.  


Borrowing from the libraries

You will use your Webster University issued alumni photo ID card as your alumni library card. You may check out circulating books and scores from the Webster University 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 Webster University Public Safety Office and ask for your Webster University or Eden Theological Seminary alumni ID card.
  • Bring your new alumni ID card to the 1st floor Service Desk at the Webster University Library and we will activate it for library borrowing. 

Access to electronic resources

Library staff may log alumni into online databases. Due to contractual agreements, off-campus access to online databases is not available unless you are a member of the Research Fellows Program.


Getting research assistance

Librarians are available to offer assistance in answering reference questions and showing alumni how to access our electronic resources. For more information, contact:


  • 2nd floor Research Desk at 314-346-6950 or 1-800-985-4279

Reviewed 2/21/23