Special Library Hours: August 12 – August 27

The library’s hours change for the period of time after summer session ends and before the start of the fall semester – Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 27. During this time, the library is closed nights and weekends. The library will resume regular hours with the start of fall semester classes on Monday, August 28.

Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 27

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:

For more information about library, café hours, and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

Special Library Hours: Thursday, May 11 – Sunday, May 21

Thursday, May 11 (last day of exams)
close at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 21

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12)

Saturday & Sunday:

Please note that the Deloitte Café/Einstein’s closes for the summer at at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

Library hours will change again on Monday, May 22. For more information about summer hours at the library and help desk please view the online hours calendar.

24-hour Library Access for Final Exams Starts Tuesday, May 2

The library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 (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!
open 24 hours

Tuesday, May 2 – Saturday, May 6:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6

*Saturday, May 6:
close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 7 – Thursday, May 11:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 and remain open until
6:00 p.m. on Thursday. May 11

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 summer break!

Storm Closing: Library Closed Tuesday, March 14

Due to the impending snowstorm, Bentley University has canceled all day and evening classes and closed administrative offices on Tuesday, March 14th. The Bentley Library will remain closed during the snow emergency. Weather permitting, the library will reopen on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Stay warm and safe!