Resource of the Month:

As we focus on the current Presidential Election, a Library of Congress blog post, Time to Say Goodbye to Thomas, reminds us to check in on our other branches of government. retired on July 5, 2016, and is now the place to go to find out what Congress is doing.


The site provides not only information on what Congress has done and is currently doing, but resources for all who want to understand and get involved in the legislative process. Coverage for legislative information includes committee reports and the Congressional Record starting from the 104th Congress and member profiles are available from the 93rd Congress to present. Need a primary source for a history class? A gallery of U. S. Founding Documents provides lots to choose from.

One can easily create a free account to set up alerts tracking particular bills, congressional members, or any aspect of the business of government reported in the Congressional Record.

Help is available:

You can also follow through various social media channels, view the Ways to Connect at the bottom of the landing page.




Resource of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library database, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this free web resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using this form.

New Arrivals! Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Acquired in September

Check out September’s new arrivals! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse for new books, popular reading, DVDs, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books.  When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

image - Click to browse the new acquisitions lists
Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the OverDrive site.  Go to to browse the library’s OverDrive digital collection. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

OverDrive collection
Click to browse the library’s OverDrive collection.

Special Library Hours for Fall Mini-Break: Sat. 10/8 – Tues. 10/11

Note: this post was updated on 09/29/16 to reflect additional changes to the library’s hours on Sunday 10/9 and Monday 10/10

Bentley University students will be enjoying a short break over the Columbus Day holiday weekend – Saturday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 11.  The library will remain open during this break and the Columbus Day holiday with some exceptions to our normal operating hours. The library’s hours are:

Saturday, October 8
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 9
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 10
10:00 a.m. – midnight 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
(normal operating hours)

Please note that the Deloitte Café (Einstein’s) and the Help Desk will also have modified hours Saturday through Monday. For complete hours information please view the hours calendar.

On Display: Office Culture

Every office has its quirks, its characters and its particular ethos. Because people spend so much time in an office environment, often a unique culture evolves. My coworkers and I have a wall where we post funny sayings overheard in our office over the years. Other offices have slightly different conventions, such as the classic scene in the movie Office Space where the printer/fax machine is destroyed. coffeemachine
For this display, we’ve pulled together books and films that relate to office culture. Whether you are looking for titles on organizational change, personal development, leadership, effective management, teamwork, work/life balance, diversity and inclusion, generations in the workplace, and other work-related topics, you’ll find something of interest. On the lighter side, we’ve also included books on office pranks, office supplies, and some classic Dilbert comic strips to lighten up your daily workload. And yes, you can check out Office Space and watch Michael, Peter, and Samir destroy that prinstaplerter.pencil-cup

We know you’ll want to check out some of these items, so grab some Post-It notes to write down titles of interest. Or, come to the Library to browse the display, look at the entire list in the catalog (if you’d like, click the “Request it” button to place an item on hold), and/or visit the Reference Desk to see titles included in the display but not currently featured on the display units.

We aren’t necessarily advocating for extra time spent in the office, but we hope you’ll spend some time with titles from the Office Culture display.

Resume Printing for the Career Fair: Tues. 9/27 & Wed. 9/28

In conjunction with the SGA and the Library, Client Services has configured three printers in the Library and one printer in the Student Center to accommodate printing resumes for the Bentley Career Fair.


The following locations will have resume paper in the printer trays and be dedicated to resume printing only:

  • Print Room 120 in the Library (main floor, near the rest rooms)
  • Printer 1 in the Business Center of the Student Center


The printers will be stocked with resume paper 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27   4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28.


In order to submit a print job to print your resume, you will need to send it to the FalconResume print queue. This print queue is available on the library’s computers. You may add the FalconResume queue to your personal computer following the instructions provided in the email you received from Client Services.

Cost & Other Details

  • The printers will be configured for single-sided printing as the default.
  • The color rate of 24 cents per page will be charged for printing.
  • Resume paper is available in limited quantities – please print only what you need for the Career Fair.

If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk — call 781.891.3122, email or visit the Help Desk in person on the lower level of the library.

Have a great day at the Career Fair!