Cumberland University

Distance Education

Welcome to the Vise Library! Here you will find information about what services are available to you as a student taking classes at off-campus locations. The library staff wants to offer you the same quality service that we give to students who come through our doors every day. As distance education students, you have access to a wealth of electronic information through the library’s online databases and ebooks.

Ask a librarian: call, email, or instant message a librarian for assistance during all hours that we are open.

Online tutorials: Take a look at our tutorials that can help you with searching library databases, using ebooks, finding full-text articles online, and more.

Off-campus access: Details about accessing the library’s online databases from off-campus.

Subject guides: Start here for your research projects. Subject guides include selected databases and web sites for specific subject areas.

For faculty teaching distance education classes

To request a specific online tutorial or in person library instruction session, please contact your library liaison. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. See also our Services for Faculty page.

Request library materials

Students living outside of Wilson and surrounding counties (Davidson, Rutherford, Cannon, Dekalb, Smith, Trousdale, and Sumner) may request that library books, videos, and other materials be mailed to them at no cost. Return postage is the responsibility of the student. Materials are considered late and subject to fines if postmarked after the due date. For articles that we own, we will email or fax copies to you depending on your preference. Photocopies of journal articles do not need to be returned.

Please note that this process will take at least ten business days, so plan accordingly. Make a request by filling out the form below. Contact Amber McKee with any questions you have concerning requesting materials.