Storm Closing: Thursday, January 4

Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Weather permitting, we will reopen on Friday, January 5, at 8:00 a.m.

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020. We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

New Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks for the New Year!

The new acquisitions lists for December have been posted! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

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 library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks

Special Library Hours: Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 7

The Bentley Library is closed evenings and weekends when classes are not in session. The library’s hours for the period of January 2 – January 7, 2018, are:

Tuesday, January 2 Thursday, January 4:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 5:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 6 & Sunday, January 7:
CLOSED

The library’s hours will change again when wintersession classes begin on Monday, January 8.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 16, 2018. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Reading Day Relief! Snacks, Therapy Dogs & Make-Your-Own Buttons

You may think you’re being productive when you work for long stretches at a time on a single task (like cramming for an exam or writing a paper), but taking frequent breaks will actually improve your focus, attention, and performance! The library is hosting three events on Reading Day to encourage you to take some time off from studying to reboot your mind and body. Please drop in to as many as you can throughout the day.

Tuesday, December 12

Study Break: Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate & Snacks
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. |  library lobby

Refuel and recharge! Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available in the lobby from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or until supplies last). Bring your own reusable water bottle to refill at one of our three water bottle filling stations.

Stress Buster: Make Your Own Buttons
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  |  art gallery

Take a break from studying to make your own buttons using the library’s button makers. We’ll have pre-made designs, magazines, and coloring books for you to use, or you can put markers to paper and create your own design. This activity is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Take a Paws: Meet Therapy Dogs Kodiak and Echo
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  |  art gallery

Our furry friends Kodiak and Echo (and their humans Marty and Karl) and are returning to the library! Studies have shown that interacting with animals can improve our interpersonal interactions and mood, reduce cortisol, lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce anxiety, enhance empathy, and improve learning. Don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!  Drop in to the art gallery to hang out with these two giant, lovable Bernese Mountain Dogs.

24 Hour Access for Final Exams Starts Monday, December 11

The library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 (the last day of exams), with one small weekend exception.*  The library will close at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night and reopen at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, because everyone should take a little break from studying and get a good night’s sleep!
open 24 hours

Monday, December 11 – Saturday, December 16:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16

*Saturday, December 16:
close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17 – Wednesday, December 20:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 17 and remain open until
6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20

What to expect during the extended hours:

  • The library is implementing card-swipe access during the overnight hours. Only Bentley ID card holders will be able to enter the library between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Please use the card-swipe box at the building’s front entrance.
  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.

For more information about the library, café or help desk hours please view our full hours calendar online.

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

November’s Arrivals! New Books, Movies, and Audiobooks.

Check out the new books, DVDs, downloadable books, and audiobooks acquired in November. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

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 library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

November 2017 new acquisitions