Answered By: Emily Scharf
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015     Views: 131

MOBIUS is a consortium of Missouri (MO) libraries.  Current Webster or Eden students, faculty, or staff members can check the MOBIUS catalog to see if another Missouri library owns the book you need. To request a MOBIUS book:

St. Louis area students, faculty, and staff:

--First check the Webster Library catalog to see if you can get the book from our library.

--If the book is not available in the Webster catalog, search the MOBIUS catalog to see if another Missouri library owns a print copy of the book (MOBIUS does not lend eBooks).

--If you find the book you want, click the book title to display the full record.

--You should see the list of MO libraries that own the book. There must be at least one copy with the status of “Available” to request the book. You may take your Webster ID card to a MOBIUS library that has the book and check out from that location or have the book delivered by doing the following:

--Click the request link directly above the library list.

--Select “MOBIUS-Bridges” from the library cluster list and click Submit.

--Enter your name and your ID number plus the letters EWL (e.g. 1234567ewl)

--Choose a pickup location (select Webster Univ., Emerson Library to have the book delivered to the Webster U. Library on the home campus.) Click Submit.

-- A message will be sent to your Webster email address when the book is available for pickup at that location (usually 4-5 days excluding holidays and weekends).

U.S. extended campus or online students, faculty and staff:

Follow the steps above until you get to the pickup location. The follow the steps below depending on whether or not you live in Missouri:

Missouri residents outside of the St. Louis area have a choice:

--select Webster Univ., US Sites to have the book sent to our library in St. Louis and we’ll then ship it to your address via UPS (we pay shipping and return charges).

--if you’re willing to pick it up at a nearby MOBIUS library, select the cluster and pickup location you want. A message will be sent to your Webster email address when the book is available for pickup at that location.

If you live outside of Missouri:

--select Webster Univ., US Sites to have the book sent to our library in St. Louis and we’ll then ship it to your address via UPS (we pay shipping and return charges).

It takes an average of 4-5 business days (excluding holidays and weekends) for a MOBIUS book to arrive at the Webster University Library in St. Louis.  Then, depending on your location, it will take an additional 3-4 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) for the book to arrive at your home address of record after we ship it.