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Doris & Harry Vise Library

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Vise Library, established in 1989, is open six days each week. Although only currently enrolled Cumberland University students and Cumberland University faculty and staff may check material out of the library, community visitors are welcome to use most of the library's resources in-house.

The Vise Library plays a central role in the life of Cumberland University and its students, faculty, and staff. The library is the repository for a wide variety of information resources that supports the curriculum of the Schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The staff provides a high level of service to the University's learning community through access to and training in the use of its electronic and print resources.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vise Library is to provide a welcoming environment in which Cumberland University students, faculty, and staff are assured they can obtain the information resources and services they need for education, career, and personal growth.

By cultivating a diverse collection of print and electronic resources that are credible, scholarly, fundamental, and current, and utilizing partnership with other libraries to obtain materials not in our collection, we will facilitate research at all levels. By providing an inviting space with attributes conducive to individual and collaborative study, as well as to hosting visitors from communities beyond the University, the library will serve a unique and essential role in Cumberland University's overall mission.