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Library Hours

CLOSED 5/25/15 for Memorial Day


Summer Hours begin 5/11/15

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 5 PM

Circulation Policies

The Circulation Desk, located at the main entrance to the Library, is available for checking out books, picking up interlibrary loans, and for obtaining reserve materials. Cumberland College students, faculty, and staff must present valid identification when entering the library. Circulation policies for persons not associated with Cumberland College are noted in the section entitled Townspersons Cards.

Books circulate for two weeks during the fall and spring semesters and for one week during the summer terms.

Identification Cards

Undergraduate and graduate students must present a Cumberland College ID card with a current validation sticker and bar code. Faculty and staff also need a Cumberland ID card with a barcode.

Townsperson's Cards

People who are interested in using the library, but who are not students at Cumberland College may complete an application for a townsperson's library card. Children under ten years old must have a signature from their parent or guardian on the application. Children under five are not issued library cards. All patrons should be residents of Whitley County.

If a patron is enrolled at another college, there is a $50.00 fee per semester to obtain library privileges. This rule applies to all students at other institutions, including those that live in Williamsburg.

Townsperson's cards are valid from the date issued until the end of the current semester. A different color card will be issued each semester to help identify invalid cards. An application must be completed each semester for a new card.

Reserve Materials

Faculty can request that specific books, plays, and media items be held on reserve instead of being allowed to circulate. Faculty can also have personal books or magazines placed on reserve. Photocopies of articles can be put on reserve as long as they are provided by the faculty member and all applicable copyright laws are followed. For information about copyright information, please contact the Library Director. Reference books are not normally put on reserve. Most of the reserves do not leave the library. The exceptions to this rule circulate for three days. Print items on reserve are kept at the Circulation Desk. Media items on reserve are kept at the Instructional Media Desk.


Patrons desiring a title that has been checked out can request a hold be placed on the item. When the book is returned, the patron will be notified that the book they desire is available. The book will be held for the patron for one week at the Circulation Desk.

Late Fees

A late fee of $1.00 per item is assessed for materials not returned by the final publicized due date at the end of each semester or term. The date is usually the last day of classes for the semester. Final due dates are posted around campus at least one week prior to the date.

Lost Item Charges

When library materials are lost, the patron is charged the cost to replace the item, a $5.00 processing fee, and any applicable late fees. The replacement cost for a book is determined by the price listed in the current edition of Books in Print. The replacement costs for media materials and items is determined by consulting the publishers or manufacturer's current catalog.

If a price cannot be located for the lost item, the patron will be charged $25.00 per book or media item and $6.00 per play plus applicable processing and late fees.