Special Hours: Columbus Day Holiday / Undergrad Mini-Break

October 7, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

Bentley University undergraduate students will be enjoying a short break over the Columbus Day holiday weekend – Saturday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 13.  The Bentley 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 10
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 11
1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday, October 12
10:00 a.m. to midnight

Tuesday, October 13
7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
(normal operating hours)

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe and the Help Desk will have modified hours Saturday through Monday. For complete hours information please view our hours calendar.

On Display: Library Staff Picks

October 6, 2015 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

How do you find your next book to read or movie to watch?  You probably get suggestions from friends and family, or some of you may belong to social communities such as Goodreads. Perhaps you have been enticed to try something from Amazon’s “recommended for you” list or Netflix’s “because you watched…” category.  Well, now’s your chance to get recommendations from the Bentley Library staff!

In preparation for the Library Staff Picks display, Donna and I asked our colleagues to select their top 10 favorite books and movies. It should come as no surprise that most people who work in libraries like to read books (no, librarians do not get to read books all day at work). We also like to watch TV shows and movies – a lot of movies (we don’t get to watch those at work either). Being bookish doesn’t mean only loving the classics or always opting for “serious” literature. The staff of the Bentley Library includes pop culture aficionados, history junkies, graphic novel fans, and dedicated audiobook listeners, just to name a few.

Enough about us. Stop by the lobby to see for yourself the books, movies and audiobooks recommended by library staff.  Each item is labeled with a sticker showing which staff member made the pick. Try something new and you just might find a kindred spirit here at the library.

Library Staff Picks on display at the library, October 6 - November 16, 2015.

Library Staff Picks on display at the library, October 6 – November 16, 2015.

Learn RefWorks Now!

September 25, 2015 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: catalog, web site, workshops & classes

The Bentley Library is offering a workshop for students about RefWorks.
RefWorks is a tool that creates bibliographies and formats research papers in the citation style of your choice (e.g. APA, MLA).
Learn to export citations, create bibliographies, and save and organize sources for all your research papers and projects – all in one place.
Have sources you’re not sure how to cite? Bring them with you and we’ll help you get them right.


Wednesday, October 14, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

How to sign up:

Register by sending an e-mail to library@bentley.edu (Since seating is limited, you must register.)

If you don’t already have an RefWorks account, we strongly recommend that you “Sign up for a New Account” before coming to the workshop – you can do so at the RefWorks’ website.