Library Closed for Winter Break: December 24 – January 4

December 23, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

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Bentley University and the Bentley Library are closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015. The library will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

For more information about our hours please check the  online hours calendar.

Happy holidays from the staff of the Bentley Library!

Load Your Devices With eBooks & Audiobooks from OverDrive

December 23, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: downloadable books

What’s better than “prime” or “unlimited”? We think OverDrive is! Before you make a purchase from Amazon or Audible, take a look at the Bentley Library’s OverDrive downloadable book collection, which is currently stocked with more than 1,700 downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. You will find fiction and nonfiction new releases, bestsellers, award winners, classic literature and perennial favorites to read for pleasure or for class.Click to go to OverDrive

Best of all, it’s free for current Bentley students, faculty and staff. Log-in to OverDrive at  http://bentleydownload.lib.overdrive.com/ using a Bentley email address and password. New titles are added monthly, so check back often.

OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks can be enjoyed on all major computers and mobile devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, NOOK®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle®. Many eBooks can be also read immediately (no download required) on any device with an internet browser. Bentley users may checkout up to five OverDrive titles at a time for a borrowing period of 21 days. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees!

If you are new to OverDrive, check out this Getting Started page. If you need further assistance, bring your device to the Reference Desk or contact a librarian at refdesk@bentley.edu or 781.891.2300

Library Hours: December 19th – 23rd

December 18, 2014 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 December 19th – December 23rd are:

Friday, December 19
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21
closed

Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The library will be closed for winter break
Wednesday, December 24  through Sunday, January 4.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Tuesday, January 20, 2015. For more information about our hours please check the online hours calendar.

Scheduled Wireless Network Outage: December 19th – 23rd

December 17, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: issues & outages

alertDue to scheduled network equipment upgrades, the wireless network in the library will not be accessible Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23.  

Library patrons will be able to access the internet using the library’s public computers or by connecting their laptop to the wired network with an ethernet cable.  Ethernet cables will be available to borrow at the Computing Services Help Desk and the Library Services Desk.

If you have questions or need assistance please ask at the Library Services Desk or Reference DeskWe apologize for this inconvenience.

Our Turn: Bentley Library Responds to 14 Days to Have Your Say!

December 17, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

The staff of the Bentley Library thanks everyone who submitted comments and suggestions during 14 Days to Have Your Say! During the 14 Days period, library staff refrained from commenting in order to encourage a free and open discussion, but rest assured, every post and comment has been examined.

Now it is our turn to respond to the issues that arose most frequently and to highlight the solutions that will be implemented in the coming months. If you have questions about anything you see (or don’t see) here, don’t hesitate to contact us at library@bentley.edu.

Click here for the full document

We’re still listening!  We’d like to remind you that you don’t have to wait for the next 14 Days to Have Your Say! blog to voice your opinion or make a recommendation. Contact us at library@bentley.edu or use the Contact Us link on the library’s website to send us your feedback anytime.

Don’t Be Late! Return or Renew Library Items Before Winter Break.

December 9, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: general news

Avoid annoying overdue notices and fines by returning your library books and DVDs before leaving town for winter break. Now’s the time to log-in to your library account to see what you currently have checked out. 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.

Out with the Old, in with the New

December 4, 2014 by Amy · Comment 
Filed Under: services

On Friday, December 17, 2014 all ILLiad (interlibrary loan) transaction records prior to January 1, 2009 will be deleted as part of planned maintenance. You can view your past requests by logging into your ILLiad account.

Login to your ILLiad account to view your past requests

Login to your ILLiad account to view your past requests

If you would like a list of your past ILLiad requests, please contact us at interlibloan@Bentley.edu or 781-891-2301. You may also stop by the Library Services desk and ask to speak to Amy or Kristen. We can export your transaction history from ILLiad into Excel. The deadline to request records is Monday, December 15, 2014.

When we perform maintenance on Friday, December 17, ILLiad might run slowly, or not at all. Updates will be posted on the library’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

If you haven’t used interlibrary loan before, check out our page for information on this free service offered to current Bentley students, faculty, and staff. We are proud to share library materials around the globe.

Flat Stanley with a map of some of the libraries that we've shared resources with!

Flat Stanley with a map of some of the libraries that we’ve shared resources with!

24-Hour Access for Final Exams Begins Monday, December 8th

December 3, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

night-owlThis semester the library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 8 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 (the last day of exams).

*Please note the weekend exception: The library closes at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night and reopens at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning, because everyone should take a little break from studying!

Monday, December 8  – Saturday, December 13:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 9 and remain open
until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13

*Saturday, December 13:
Close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 14 – Thursday, December 18:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 14 and remain open
until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18

What to expect:

  • Reference services will not be available during the extended 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 the full hours calendar online. Best of luck with your finals, and have a wonderful winter break!

Browse Our Newest Books, DVDs, eBooks and Audiobooks

December 2, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for the month of November have just been posted. View the 300+ new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books added to library’s collection last month. If you find a book, DVD or audiobook you’d like to borrow, click the [REQUEST] button to log-in and place a hold. Visit OverDrive to download new eBooks and mp3 audiobooks to your mobile device.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Follow us on Pinterest to be alerted as new popular reading, audiobooks and DVDs hit the shelves throughout the month.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours From Tuesday 11/25 to Sunday 11/30

November 20, 2014 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

Holiday hours will be in effect at the Bentley Library from Tuesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 30:

Tuesday, November 25:
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26 – Saturday, November 29:
Closed — Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 30:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Please note that the Deloitte Café (Einstein’s) closes at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, and reopens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1.

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

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