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Textbook Affordability Resource Guide for Students / Parents

Our Libraries have access to over 2 billion book titles and 2 million eBooks. These resources are free to access and borrow.





Use the University Libraries' Catalog to find print and electronic titles accessible at the 7 libraries on Washington University's Danforth Campus.

Book Available:

  • Select Request Button - Library staff will email you when the book is processed and ready for check-out
  • OR go find the book on the shelf and check it out at the Circulation Desk / Help Desk

Book not Available:

  • Search Mobius Catalog below


Mobius is a collaborative partnership of libraries in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas, providing access to their library collections, resources, services and expertise. 

Use the Mobius Catalog to find titles not located in the Libraries' Catalog. Mobius shows titles located in participating area libraries.

Book Available:

  • Click Request Request Button 
  • Find your Cluster. Select  MOBIUS - Washington University 
  • Enter your WUSTL key and password and choose your pick-up location
  • Library staff will email you when the book arrives

Book not Available:

  • Search Worldcat



WorldCat on FirstSearch

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content, connecting to library collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Use WorldCat when titles cannot be found in the Libraries' Catalog or Mobius Catalog.

Book Available:

  • Select book and click Send Request to Illiad.

Send Request to ILLiad

  • Log into ILLiad with your WUSTL key and password.
  • Submit your request. Library staff will email you when the book is ready for pick-up.


Limit search to: Books


Search EBOOKS located in Libraries' Electronic Databases.

Look for publishers' permissions, notes, and other instructions concerning use and access to the EBook.