Special Library Hours: January 4th – 10th

January 4, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

The Bentley Library is closed evenings and weekends when classes are not in session. The library’s hours for the period of January 4 – January 10, 2016, are:

Monday, January 4 Thursday, January 7:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, January 9 & Sunday, January 10:

Hours will change when Wintersession classes begin on Monday, January 11.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 19, 2016. For more information about our hours please check the online hours calendar.

Winter Break Closing: Wednesday, December 23 – Sunday, January 3

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


Bentley University and the Bentley Library are closed for Winter Break Wednesday, December 23, 2015, through Sunday, January 3, 2016. The library will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) will be closed until spring classes begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

For more information about the library’s hours please check the online hours calendar.

Happy holidays from the staff of the Bentley Library! Have a wonderful winter break.

Don’t Forget to Return or Renew Your Books & DVDs

December 21, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

Avoid those annoying email notices and fines by returning your library books and DVDs before leaving town for winter break. You can view your checked out items and their due dates by logging-in to your library account. Return your library items at any time using the 24-hour return box located at the main entrance of the library.book return drop

If you plan to stay in the local area and use the library during break, you may renew your items online. Log-in to your library account to request book and DVD renewals. Most items can be renewed one time – books for 4 weeks and DVDs for 7 days.

Contact Library Services at 781.891.2168 or libraryservices@bentley.edu if you have questions about your checked-out items or need renewal assistance.

View the library’s winter break hours at http://library.bentley.edu/about/hours.asp.

Reading Day Study Break at the Library: Coffee & Snacks at 2:00pm

December 14, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: events, general news

image of coffee and books
The staff of the Bentley Library invites you to a Reading Day study break. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be available on Tuesday, December 15th, at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium in front of the art gallery (while supplies last). Take some time to refresh and refuel!

“Take a Paws” at the Library! Visit With Therapy Dogs on Reading Day.

December 13, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: events, general news

The library is excited to host a Take a Paws session on Reading Day. Thanks to the Center for Health and Wellness, therapy dogs will be in the library’s art gallery on Tuesday, December 15th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Why have therapy dogs at the library? Studies have shown that interacting with animals can:pawslogo

  • improve our interpersonal interactions and mood
  • reduce cortisol (the “stress hormone”), heart rate and blood pressure
  • improve immune system functioning
  • reduce anxiety
  • enhance empathy
  • improve learning

It’s posited that human-animal interaction activates the oxytocin system, leading to these positive effects.*

Don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.  Stop by the library Tuesday evening for your daily dose of dogs (and oxytocin)!


* Beetz, A., Uvnäs-Moberg, K., Julius, H., & Kotrschal, K. (2012). Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 234. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3408111/

Remembering President Gregory H. Adamian

December 11, 2015 by Jaimie · Comment 
Filed Under: archives, general news

As many of you have recently heard, Bentley’s fourth President Gregory H. Adamian passed away on November 21, 2015 at the age of eighty nine. Dr. Adamian’s involvement with Bentley spanned six decades, including twenty-one impressive and influential years as our President.  During those years, President Adamian helped to develop Bentley’s curriculum, expand our beloved campus, and increase the school’s endowment. He was consistently committed to providing a valuable education to Bentley students so that they could become capable, engaged leaders.

Our campus and our programs grew significantly under President Adamian’s leadership – for example, he was instrumental in the establishment of both the Graduate School and the Center for Business Ethics. Bentley students past and present are all grateful for his dedication! For those who would like to learn more about President Adamian’s life and work, or simply remember his contributions to our community, the Bentley Archives has prepared an online exhibit that can be viewed here. If you would like more information about President Adamian or about Bentley’s development during his tenure please contact Jaimie Fritz, Project Archivist, at archives@bentley.edu.

Photos from the Remembering President Gregory H. Adamian online exhibit

Extended Library Hours Monday, 12/14 – Tuesday, 12/22

December 10, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

24-Hour Library Access for Exams Period

open 24 hoursThe library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 (last day of exams).

*Please note the 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!

Monday, December 14  – Saturday, December 19:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19

*Saturday, December 19:
Close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 22:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 20 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22

What to expect during the extended hours:

  • The Library is implementing card-swipe access during the overnight hours. From midnight until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday (12/15-12/19), and Sunday-Tuesday (12/20-12/22) only Bentley ID card holders will be able to enter the Library, using the card-swipe box to the left of the building’s front entrance.
  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.

Take a Paws on Reading Day

paw-print-800pxOn Reading Day (Tuesday, December 15) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., a Take a Paws team will be in the Library’s Art Gallery with huggable dogs for some stress-free moments as you prepare for final exams. Come by and enjoy some puppy love!

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

Best of luck with your finals, and have a wonderful winter break!

New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Added in November

December 1, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new books, DVDs, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books added to the library’s collection in November.  When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

If you prefer to do your reading and listening on a mobile device or computer, visit OverDrive, the library’s downloadable books collection. For help using OverDrive view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: Tuesday 11/24 – Sunday 11/29

November 19, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

Holiday hours will be in effect at the Bentley Library from Tuesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 29:

Tuesday, November 24:
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25 – Saturday, November 28:

Sunday, November 29:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The Deloitte Café (Einstein’s) closes at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, and reopens at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30.

For more information about the library or cafe hours please view our hours calendar. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Now Showing: International Education Photo Contest Winners & Finalists

November 18, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery

Now showing in the McGladrey Art Gallery are the 2015 International Education Photo Contest winners and finalists.  You don’t want to miss this exhibit of  breathtaking photographs taken by Bentley University students, faculty and staff!

2015 International Education Photo Contest
Finalists & Winners
November 16 – December 22, 2015
View on Facebook

image and link to Facebook photo album for International Education Photo Contest

Click to view photo album on Facebook.

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist

image: voting boxThe category winners have been chosen, but you have one final opportunity to VOTE for your favorite finalist (non-category winner).

Votes must be cast by Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. The Bentley Votes winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card and one lucky raffle winner will be chosen from those who voted to receive a $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Finalists on Display: Gordon Berridge, Patricia Carliang, Wesley Coughlin, Carol Dirga, Palash Dugar, Linda Kim, Deanna Leung, Xiaoxi Li, Hoang Nguyen, Nikki Nguyen, Zyanna Ratansi, Marc Stern, Ian Thompson and Shiyu Xu

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