Special Invitation for New Students! Open House, Fri. 8/26, 11am - 3pm

ArrivalsOpen House for New Students
Passport to the Bentley Library
Friday, August 26
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Welcome to Bentley, new students! The staff of the Bentley Library are excited to help you have a great first year.

All new students are invited to the library’s open house event, Passport to the Bentley Library, on Friday, August 26th. Check in at the the arrivals desk in the library’s lobby any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  After receiving your library passport and map you will embark on a self-guided tour.

As you explore, library staff will show you how to….

…book study rooms
…get research help for your papers and projects
…print to the library from anywhere on campus
…borrow books from libraries around the world
…get free museum passes
…download books to your mobile devices
…and more!

Along the way you’ll be given some fun (and useful) giveaways. If you collect six or more stamps on your library passport, you will be entered to win a tablet computer and other great prizes!

This is a special opportunity to meet the library staff and learn about all of the library’s services and resources. We look forward to seeing you at the library on Friday and throughout the year.

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Now Showing: Bentley Centennial Exhibit, "Bentley Leaders"

The Bentley Library is proud to host Bentley Leaders, the first of three Centennial year exhibits profiling the history of Bentley University. The exhibit is on view in the RSM Art Gallery through October 26, 2016. An opening reception with President Gloria Cordes Larson will be held on Wednesday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m.

Bentley University Centennial Exhibit – Bentley Leaders
August 22 – October 26, 2016
Opening Reception with President Gloria Cordes Larson
Wednesday, September 14
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Bentley's first three presidents
Bentley’s first three presidents (from left):
Thomas L. Morison, Harry C. Bentley, Maurice M. Lindsay

Our 100th anniversary is a momentous occasion, and provides an unprecedented opportunity for our community to join together in celebration. Over this year, we hope that members of the Bentley community will learn about how we have grown as an institution, and use that knowledge to develop our hopes for Bentley’s future. Many know that our school began with a single individual – Mr. Harry C. Bentley, who started the Bentley School in a small rented classroom. He was buoyed in his ambitions by a natural entrepreneurial spirit and the enthusiasm of his students, who wanted a modern, comprehensive education in Accountancy. While his hard work and vision built our foundations, Mr. Bentley knew that he would need equally dedicated, innovative partners and successors to help his school realize its fullest potential.

Over the last 100 years, generations of leaders have devoted themselves to that very cause. For our innovative curriculum, our beautiful campus, and our wealth of educational opportunity, we have so many to thank. This exhibit profiles a selection of those leaders who helped the “Bentley School of Accounting and Finance” become Bentley University. We hope that learning about these individuals will inspire gratitude for their contributions, and ideas for how to help Bentley grow in our next 100 years.

While this exhibit offers an introduction to many important individuals, there are countless more that are worthy of note. An additional group of Bentley Leaders have been profiled in a companion exhibit that is available online through the Bentley Archives website. Please visit the two online exhibits, Bentley Leaders and Bentley Leaders: Firsts

Centennial Celebration

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On Display: A World of Books: International Fiction

There’s still a bit of summer left … what better time to discover a new author or settle in with an old favorite? This collection of books (and audiobooks) written by international authors (including two works by Bentley faculty members) offers titles from 44 countries.

Photo: Blogspot user doloretes
Photo: Blogspot user doloretes

It includes titles originally published in countries where English is the primary language, and titles that have been translated into English. The main focus of the display is 20th- and 21st-century authors, but you’ll also find some classics from previous centuries.

Also included are film adaptations of novels and plays.

Stop by the library’s lobby to browse the selections, or view a list of the titles on display