24-Hour Access for Exams Begins Monday, April 27

April 22, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

night-owlThe Bentley Library will be open for 24-hour access most days* of final exams period, beginning on Monday, April 27 (two days before Reading Day) and ending on Thursday, May 7 (the last day of exams).

See the detailed schedule below for complete information. Please note the weekend exceptions on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

 Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2:

Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 27 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2

*Saturday, May 2:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

*Sunday, May 3 – Thursday, May 7

Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 7:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

What to expect:

  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.
  • All patrons in the building at 2:00 a.m. will be required to show a Bentley ID in order to remain in the building.
  • Patrons entering the Library after 2:00 a.m. must enter via the front entrance and will need to show their Bentley ID upon entry.

For more information about the library or cafe hours please view our full hours calendar online.

Good luck with your final exams, papers and presentations. Have a wonderful summer break!

Special Exhibit of Jackie Robinson Memorabilia: Wednesday, April 22

April 21, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, marked the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. Jackie Robinson Day has been celebrated annually since 2004 by Major League Baseball players, coaches, managers and umpires, who don #42 on their jerseys in honor of Robinson and his historic career.

In recognition of Jackie Robinson Day, the History Department and the Bentley Library are very pleased to host a special one day only exhibit of Jackie Robinson memorabilia. The collection will be on view in the McGladrey Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase a collection of photographs, autographs, baseball cards, sports magazines, and Brooklyn Dodgers World Series materials assembled by Dr. Stephen Schlein. Dr. Schlein’s collection has previously been exhibited at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum for the City of New York, the Sports Museum of America (NYC), The JFK Library & Museum, and Fenway Park.

We hope that you can make it to this special showing.

Jackie Robinson Collection with Dr. Stephen Schlein
Wednesday, April 22
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
McGladrey Art Gallery, Bentley Library

Jackie Robinson

Credit: Library of Congress, [Prints and Photographs Division], LC-L9-54-3566-O, #17 DLC.

Patriots’ Day Holiday Weekend Hours

April 15, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The library has modified hours during the Patriots’ Day holiday weekend. On Sunday, April 19, we will open late at 1:00 p.m. and close early at 9:00 p.m. On Monday, April 20, we will open late at 10:00 a.m. The Deloitte Cafe/Einsteins has also adjusted hours on Sunday and Monday.

Saturday, April 18:
(no changes)
library: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
cafe: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 19:
library: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
cafe: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 20:
library: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
cafe: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

For more  information about the library or cafe hours, please view the hours calendar. Have a great long weekend!

On Display: Instant Expert

April 14, 2015 by Macee · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Instant Expert name tag, roundedPerhaps you’re at a gathering of people of the sort that requires a name tag, and you need to make some small talk. Possibly you need to get up to speed quickly on a topic that you don’t know much about, or maybe you just enjoy learning about new things. Whatever your motivation for picking up a print or audio book to learn about something new, this month’s display aims to transform you into an Instant Expert. I’ve chosen books and audio books of varying lengths and on a variety of subjects from all parts of the library’s collection. You can reacquaint yourself with the Guinness Book of Records (a personal favorite of mine from childhood), find and implement a business model that makes sense for your company, read about how swampy Boston marshland became today’s Back Bay, brush up on your language skills, learn How to Measure Anything, and a lot more!

If you’d prefer to watch streaming videos, take a look at our Films on Demand collection, where you can watch episodes from the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, view some TED Talks, or find other videos of interest.

To start the process of becoming an expert on your new favorite topic, come to the Library to browse the display, look at the entire list in the catalog (if you’d like, click the “Request it” link we’ve provided to place an item on hold), or visit the Reference Desk to see titles that are on the list but that aren’t currently featured on our display shelves.

I hope you’ll enjoy adding to your areas of expertise!

Earth Day Is Almost Here! Database of the Month: GreenFILE

April 14, 2015 by Adam · Comment 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources


Earth Hour has come and gone and Earth Day is almost here.

GreenFILE brings together resources spanning a broad range of disciplines that cover the human impact on the environment. GreenFILE is a great source for both scientific studies and general interest reading, from physics to marketing. Full-text articles will be available through the database or through interlibrary loan.

The database really shines when you tap into the formal tags or Subjects to help you search the database. For instance, if you search for “CLIMATIC changes” as a subject, only the articles with this tag will appear in your results.sourcesbysubject


After you’ve conducted your initial search you can choose between the specific kinds of sources available. If you are looking for current trends or professional publications you might select Magazines. For the more in depth studies and scientific experiments you can focus your search by selecting Academic Journals.

GreenFILE is also available through a free version online, but you will only have access to the full-text articles through Bentley’s subscription or if you use your local library.

Download the article to your laptop or email a digital copy to yourself and save a tree!

Enjoy Earth Day and happy reading!

#EarthDayatBentley in the Art Gallery, 4/22, 6-7pm

April 13, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

As part of the Bentley University Office of Sustainability’s #EarthDayatBentley celebration, Joshua Boger will be in the McGladrey Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stop by to meet Dr. Boger and view his exhibit of underwater photography from the reefs of Wakaya Island, Fiji. Light refreshments will be served.

Joshua Boger, Ph.D.
Fish, Nudi’s & Other Creatures
February 18 – April 25, 2015

#EarthDayatBentley Meet the Artist: Joshua Boger

Click to view larger.

More information about the artist and the exhibit is available via XconomyMassBio and the Lowell Sun.

Wireless Network Upgrade & Wifi Disruptions on Thursday, April 9

April 8, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: issues & outages

alertOn Thursday,  April 9th,  network services will be upgrading the wireless access points in the library. There will be minor disruptions to wireless network access while the upgrades are occurring.

Patrons can continue to access the internet using the library’s public computers and laptop users may connect to the network using an ethernet cable. Ethernet cables may be borrowed from the Computing Services Help Desk and the Library Services Desk.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Popular Drop-in Workshop This Week

April 6, 2015 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: events, research help, workshops & classes

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it?  Due to the overwhelming popularity last week, we are offering this opportunity again.ResearchHelpDrop in to:

“I just need three sources by tomorrow” – a research workshop.

Bring whatever you are working on and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!

You have two opportunities to attend this week:

  • Monday, April 6th – 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, April 8th – 1pm-2pm

(No RSVP necessary; come in anytime during the hour)

These sessions will take place in the Research Instruction Center (Room 11) located on the library’s lower level. (Coffee, Tea & Snacks are available).

Holiday Hours on Sunday, April 5th

April 2, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

Easter Sunday Holiday Hours
April 5, 2015
1:00 p.m. –  2:00 a.m.

The Deliotte Cafe/Einsteins will be open 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 5th. For more information about the library or cafe hours, please check the online hours calendar.

Check Out These New Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & eBooks!

April 2, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

More than 400 new books, DVDs, audiobooks, and OverDrive downloadable books were added to the shelves last month.  Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the March new acquisitions lists by subject or format. When you see something you want, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, visit the library’s OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view OverDrive’s Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.


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