Cumberland University

My Library

If you click into the Vise Library Catalog, you will see the option on the left hand side to “LOG IN.” You do not need to log in unless you would like to save items to the bookbag for access at a later time. Your username is your first and last name as we have it in the system. Your password is a randomly generated number, and you will need to contact the library to get this password the first time you use it. After you log in the first time, you can change your password to something easier to remember if you prefer. You will know that you are logged in when your name appears on the right side of the blue bar near the top of the screen. By clicking on the “My Account” link at the bottom of the column on the left side of the screen you are able to see the items you have checked out, any fines you owe, and reservations you have made.

Book bag

The Book bag feature is found in the Vise Library Catalog. Once you type in a search and see the results, you can click the box in the “Book bag” column to make a list of these items. Once you have checked the box beside all of the items of interest, click on the “Book bag” link in the column on the left of the screen to view these items. If you log into your account in the Vise Library Catalog following the instructions above, you will have the option to keep these items in your Book bag for you to come back to the next time you log into the library catalog.

Reserve an item

If you find an item that you would like in the Library Catalog, but it is already checked out, you may reserve it so that you are next in line when the item is returned. Only items that are already checked out are eligible to be reserved. Locate the item you would like to reserve and click on the title, which should be linked in blue. This brings you to the record for that item, and you will see the “Reserve This” icon near the middle of the screen on the right. Click on this icon then log into your library account using the instructions above. Next, enter the date you would like the item (if you would like it as soon as possible, enter today’s date). When the item is returned, we will notify you and you can pick up the item behind the front desk in the library.