Room Reservations

The Library provides areas for individual and group study for students and staff of Cumberland University.  
If you are not affiliated with Cumberland University, please contact Stephanie Walker, swalker@cumberland.edu or 615-547-1387, to make arrangements.
 
Individuals should use the study carrels and seating in the open area of the Library
in order to best utilize the meeting rooms for group study.
 
 
Library meeting rooms are available for study groups of two or more people. 
 
Meeting rooms are available for impromptu group meetings when not reserved.
 
Some of the meeting rooms can be reserved by groups for up to three hours.
 
Meeting rooms can be reserved through the Library Information Desk. You can come by in person, call 547-1299 or e-mail library@cumberland.edu.  You will be asked the reservation time, number of people in your group, and contact information for at least one person. Room reservations must be made at least one hour in advance.
 
Reservations will be forfeited if the group is more than 15 minutes late.
 
The Library reserves the right to cancel your reservation if needed, but will try to contact you in advance and relocate your group to another room if possible. Administrative staff meetings and testing services have priority over all other reservation requests. 
 
When using a library meeting room you are responsible for returning the furniture to its original arrangement if moved, and cleaning up all of your trash. Library food policies apply.
 
The Library is not responsible for belongings left in the meeting rooms or any other area.
 

Reservable Rooms

 
The Clement Room is available for group study when it is not reserved for University meetings.
  • Seating for up to 16 people
  • 1 conference table with 12 chairs
  • 4 extra chairs
  • Podium
  • Small whiteboard (provide your own dry-erase markers and erase when finished)

The Lawlor Room is available for group study when it is not reserved for University meetings.
  • Seating for up to 23 people
  • 2 conference tables with 10 chairs per table
  • 3 extra chairs
  • 1 small table
  • Podium
  • Small whiteboard (provide your own dry-erase markers and erase when finished)
  • TV with Region 2 DVD player (for DVDs produced outside of the US)
 
 

Non-Reservable Rooms


The A-V Room contains equipment for listening and viewing audio-visual materials. It can be used for group study on a first-come, first serve basis, but must be available to those needing use of the equipment.
  • Cubicles for listening and viewing equipment
  • 1 table with seating for 4-6 people
 
The Special Collections Room contains the Children’s Literature Collection. It can be used for group study on a first-come, first serve basis, but must be
available to those needing to use the materials.
  • Seating for 7 people
  • 1 round table with 4 chairs
  • 3 sitting chairs

The Gilreath Curriculum Lab contains curriculum materials. It can be used for group study on a first-come, first serve basis but must be available to those needing to use the materials.
  • Seating for up to 18 people
  • 1 square table (4 smaller tables put together) with 8 chairs
  • 2 individual desks
  • 6 rocking chairs (2 adult size, 4 child size)

The Online Classroom is used primarily to provide students and faculty with interactive library instruction.
  • 20 tables with two seats per table
  • One computer terminal per table
  • Podium
  • Two large whiteboards (provide your own dry-erase markers and erase when finished)
  • Computer projection capabilities

Online Classroom policy on use:

  • The primary purpose of the Online Classroom is to provide students and faculty with interactive library instruction.
  • Although most library instruction takes place during the first eight weeks of the semester, sessions are scheduled throughout the term. These sessions will take priority over all other uses of the classroom.
  • When the classroom is not being used for library instruction, the classroom may be scheduled by teaching faculty for single session, hands-on instruction.
  • No semester-long classes will be scheduled in the classroom.
  • The classroom may not be reserved for student group study sessions.
  • Students may still use the computers in the lab for research purposes when there is not a class scheduled. Any scheduled classes will be posted outside the door of the classroom.
To schedule the Online Classroom, please contact Jenny Stout at jstout@cumberland.edu, or simply stop by or call the Vise Library front desk at 547-1299.
 

Other places on campus available for group study

 
  • Darwin-Gould Conference Room on the third floor of Memorial Hall can be reserved through Connie Sink in Memorial Hall room 309F. Priority is given to faculty meetings and student science groups.
  • Kozy Conference Room on the first floor of Labry Hall can be reserved through Stephanie Walker in Memorial Hall room 108.
  • Classrooms in Memorial Hall and Labry Hall are available outside of scheduled class times.
  • The Atrium area in Labry Hall.