New Acquisitions: Books, DVDs, Audiobooks & Downloadables

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

The new acquisitions lists for the month of April have just been posted. View the 500+ new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and OverDrive downloadable books added to library’s collection last month. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the lists by subject or format. When you see something you want, simply hit the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

To browse for new eBooks and audiobooks to read on a Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod, laptop or smartphone, visit the library’s OverDrive downloadable books collection. If you’d like help using OverDrive please view OverDrive’s Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

Click to view the new acquisitions lists.

24-Hour Access for Exams Begins Monday, April 27

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

night-owlThe Bentley Library will be open for 24-hour access most days* of final exams period, beginning on Monday, April 27 (two days before Reading Day) and ending on Thursday, May 7 (the last day of exams).

See the detailed schedule below for complete information. Please note the weekend exceptions on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

 Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2:

Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 27 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2

*Saturday, May 2:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

*Sunday, May 3 – Thursday, May 7

Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 & remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, May 7:

Close at 9:00 p.m.

What to expect:

  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night 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 our full hours calendar online.

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

On Display: Instant Expert

April 14, 2015 by Macee · Comment 
Filed Under: displays

Instant Expert name tag, roundedPerhaps you’re at a gathering of people of the sort that requires a name tag, and you need to make some small talk. Possibly you need to get up to speed quickly on a topic that you don’t know much about, or maybe you just enjoy learning about new things. Whatever your motivation for picking up a print or audio book to learn about something new, this month’s display aims to transform you into an Instant Expert. I’ve chosen books and audio books of varying lengths and on a variety of subjects from all parts of the library’s collection. You can reacquaint yourself with the Guinness Book of Records (a personal favorite of mine from childhood), find and implement a business model that makes sense for your company, read about how swampy Boston marshland became today’s Back Bay, brush up on your language skills, learn How to Measure Anything, and a lot more!

If you’d prefer to watch streaming videos, take a look at our Films on Demand collection, where you can watch episodes from the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, view some TED Talks, or find other videos of interest.

To start the process of becoming an expert on your new favorite topic, come to the Library to browse the display, look at the entire list in the catalog (if you’d like, click the “Request it” link we’ve provided to place an item on hold), or visit the Reference Desk to see titles that are on the list but that aren’t currently featured on our display shelves.

I hope you’ll enjoy adding to your areas of expertise!