Answered By: Emily Scharf
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017     Views: 282

The Webster University Library rarely purchases textbooks. To see if we happen to have the textbook you need, follow the steps below or consult our flowchart on checking the library for your textbook:

St. Louis area students:

--search the Webster library catalog

--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).  (View instructions on how to obtain MOBIUS books)

--If the book is not available through a library, go to the main campus bookstore website. To look up your textbooks, you will need the course and section numbers for each class. (For help, see our flowchart on navigating the bookstore website).

U.S. extended campus & online students:

--search the Webster library catalog. If you find the book, you may need to click the title to bring up the full record.  Ebooks will have a link to the online book. Physical books on our shelves will have a location (e.g. lower level, third floor, etc.) If the word AVAILABLE appears in the status field, you may request a physical book by pressing the REQUEST icon at the top of the page. Fill out the request form that appears and choose Webster Univ, US sites for the Choose Pick up Location. The book will be shipped to you via UPS (we pay shipping and return charges).

-- If the book is not available in the Webster catalog, search the MOBIUS catalog to see if another Missouri library owns the book (view instructions on how to obtain MOBIUS books)

-- If the book is not available through a library, go to MBSDirect (the bookstore for extended campus/online students)

Why don’t we purchase textbooks? The library’s mission is to provide materials that go beyond the traditional textbook, such as in-depth books on a topic, research journals, videos, primary sources, etc.