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Cumberland University
Vise Library
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Tel: 615-547-1354
Fax: 615-444-2569


All full-time faculty members will receive a $200 Faculty Allocation fund to purchase materials for Vise Library's collection. The funds must be only used for one-time purchases, such as books or audiovisual materials. Faculty allocations may not be used for subscriptions to periodicals or for materials such as textbooks and study guides. Departments may combine funds for larger purchases.

To submit a request for faculty allocation item(s), please click on the Request an Item tab above. To find out more information about Faculty Allocations, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.


Frequently Asked Questions

How may I request an item using my Faculty Allocation funds?

You can request an item at any time by filling out the online form. If you prefer, you may also submit your requests at the Information Desk or via email to Requests submitted in person may come from catalogs, lists, or book reviews. You will receive an email response within two (2) business days confirming that your request has been received.


What information should I include with my request?

You must include at least your name, contact information, and basic information about the item(s) you wish to request. Please include as much information as possible, including the item's ISBN number, author, title, and publication information, as well as cost and ordering information if available.

Please prioritize your item requests in case the total cost of the items exceeds your Faculty Allocation funds; in that case, we will order your items in order of priority until the funds are depleted.


What sort of items may I request?

You may request one-time purchases for items including books and audiovisual materials. You may not use Faculty Allocations to purchase periodicals such as magazine or journals, nor may you request textbooks or study guides.


How many items may I request?

You may request as many items as you wish, providing that they do not exceed your Faculty Allocation funds.


What if I wish to request items that exceed my funds?

You may combine your funds with other members of your department to make larger purchases. Please indicate that you are doing so in your request and list all of the faculty member(s) involved.


When is the deadline for requesting Faculty Allocation items?

The current deadline is January 31, 2014.


Do Faculty Allocation funds include shipping fees?

Yes. The entire cost of your requested items, including any shipping and handling fees, will be detracted from your Faculty Allocation funds.


Do unused funds rollover to following semesters?

No. You must use your funds during the semester when they are made available.


How will I know if my items have arrived?

You will receive an email once your materials have been fully processed and cataloged. Materials generally take at least 3 weeks to be ordered, processed, and cataloged, so please plan accordingly.


May I request Faculty Allocation items for Course Reserves?

Yes. After making your Faculty Allocation request for the item, please fill out the Course Reserve form and indicate that you wish the item to be placed on reserve. We will place the item in Course Reserves following processing and cataloging.


Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Ashli Thomas at or (615) 547-1354.

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