Accessing Other Library Catalogs

You may want to expand your search for books beyond the Eden-Webster Library System catalog. Through the Library website, you can connect to and search other library catalogs. In an earlier section, we saw how you could search the MOBIUS catalog (Link opens in a new window) to find items available at Missouri academic libraries. You may also search individual library catalogs or try a database called OCLC WorldCat (Link opens in a new window) that searches records from many libraries at once, including ones outside of Missouri.

Searching Individual Catalogs
From the Library website, follow the link to Worldwide Library Catalogs (Link opens in a new window). You will find links to St. Louis area libraries and sites that link to libraries elsewhere in the country and the world. You will also see a link to Webster Extended Campuses (Link opens in a new window). There is information on local libraries in extended campus areas and in many cases along with links to the catalogs of those libraries.

On the same "Libraries Worldwide" page is a link to Webster Extended Campuses. There is information on local libraries in extended campus areas and in many cases, links to the catalogs of those libraries. Many of those libraries extend services to Webster University students through arrangements with the local site office.

Searching Multiple Libraries At One Time
OCLC WorldCat is a database that lets you search resources from many libraries at once. It has entries for books and items in libraries worldwide. Each record lists the libraries that own the item. Current Webster/Eden faculty, students, and staff may access OCLC WorldCat by going to the Library (Link opens in a new window) website and following the link to "Articles/Databases." Then look up OCLC WorldCat in the alphabetical list in the drop down menu.

Here is a sample OCLC WorldCat record:

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In this example, the following icon indicates that a copy of this book is owned by the Eden-Webster Library System:

Eden Record

Can I borrow books that are in other libraries?
If the Eden-Webster Library System owns a book, Webster extended campus students, faculty, or staff may request to borrow it through our Document Delivery Service (Link opens in a new window). If we don't own the book which interests you, we can place an interlibrary loan request on your behalf.