24-hour Library Access for Finals Starts Monday, December 12

night-owlThis semester the library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12th (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21st (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 12 – Saturday, December 17:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17

*Saturday, December 17:
Close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 21:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 18 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21

What to expect during the extended hours:

  • The Library is implementing card-swipe access during the overnight hours. Between midnight and 7:30 a.m. 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.

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 winter break!

Now Showing: International Education Photo Contest Winners & Finalists

Now showing in the RSM Art Gallery are the 2016 International Education Photo Contest winners and a selection of finalists. Don’t miss this exhibit of amazing photographs taken by Bentley University students, faculty and staff!

You also have one more opportunity to vote for your favorite finalist (non-category winner). Visit the gallery to view the photos and cast your vote through Friday, December 9th at 4:30 p.m. The Bentley Votes winner will receive a $50 Bentley Bookstore and one lucky raffle winner will be chosen from those who voted to receive a $25 Bentley Bookstore gift card.

Finalists on Display: Kimberley Alias, Christopher Arrigg, Katie Chin, Jennifer Colombo, Carol Dirga, Abigail Eisner, Ekaterina Galkina, Charbel Hanna, Shuangyu Jia, Yana Levushevska, Robert McNulty, Brad Rothschild, Sofia Sadde and Shiyu Xu.

2016 International Education Photo Contest
Finalists & Winners
December 5, 2016 – January 8, 2017
View album on Facebook


Therapy dogs Kodiak and Athena visit Monday, December 12, 3-5pm


We are happy to welcome our favorite therapy dogs Kodiak and Athena back to the Bentley Library for a “Take a Paws” stress-relief session!

Thanks to the Center for Health and Wellness, you can enjoy some Bernese Mountain Dog love in the art gallery on Monday, December 12, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Studies have shown that interacting with animals can have positive impacts on our social, mental and physical well-being. It’s posited that human-animal interaction activates the oxytocin system, which can improve interpersonal interactions and mood, reduce cortisol (the “stress hormone”), lower heart rate and blood pressure, improve immune system functioning, reduce anxiety, enhance empathy and improve learning.*

Self-care is especially important during this stressful time of year. We encourage you to visit the art gallery on Monday for your daily dose of dogs and oxytocin!

"Take a Paws"

* 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/