The new acquisitions lists for July are now available for you to browse our most recent book, audiobook, DVD, and e-book arrivals. Visit the New Books & DVDspage to browse the new items by subject or format. Use the library’s new contactless pickup service to place holds on the items you want to borrow and then pick them up at the library on Friday from noon-4:00 p.m. Please view the contactless pickup details and instructions before visiting.
Ready to try something new on your menu? We have got you covered with an online display of cookbooks for you to devour.
Try a new or spice up an old recipe. Pair one with a movie for date night or dinner with the family. Learn a little about other regions, countries or cultures by experiencing different cuisines. Recipes of all types are represented from the traditional to the exotic.
Download the free OverDrive app on your device to view the titles, or borrow them directly from the OverDrive Downloadable Books database and choose the OverDrive Read format to view them in a web browser.
In addition, the Library’s physical collection of cookbooks is now available with Contactless Pick-up. Did you know you can virtually browse the physical collection online?
Bentley Library is excited to announce contactless pick-up for library materials! Beginning on Monday July 13th, you will be able to search our catalog, place a hold, and pick up items later in the week. As our time in the building is still limited, we are currently only able to offer one pick-up window on Fridays between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.
Here’s how it will work: Once you find items you need, click “request”, and sign in with your Bentley credentials. We will locate the item and will send an email letting you know how and when to pick it up! There will be a 10 item/per week limit, so make sure to request the most important material first. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer museum passes at this time.
Remember, if you only need a selection from a book or a journal article from our physical collection, Scan on Demand will continue to be available. Interlibrary loan of physical material is still unavailable.
Another month has passed without access to our physical stacks, but we are continuing to add new content to our digital collections for you to enjoy! The new acquisitions lists for June are now available for you to browse and borrow our most recent e-book and digital audiobook arrivals. You’ll find a mix of academic books and popular reading titles, offered on a variety of platforms including eBook Central (ProQuest) and OverDrive.
Go to the New Books & DVDspage and use the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link to see the new e-book acquisitions. To view new audiobooks, use the “AUDIOBOOKS” link. Please note that due to differences in the way that e-books are currently cataloged, the “Subject” lists are not active and will not display our most recent digital acquisitions.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following special virtual service hours will be in effect Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5. We will resume normal summer hours in all departments on Monday, July 6.
The Bentley Library supports the Black Lives Matter movement. We stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty, staff and Provost Donna Maria Blancero in condemning all acts of racial discrimination and violence against Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
We have witnessed in horror the violent, unjust and inhumane acts of racism in our communities for too long. For those of us who lived during the Civil Rights Movement, we fought and hoped that the Civil Rights Act of 1964* would end discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. We thought that this Act would put an end to police brutality and murder of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. But it has not. There is so much work to be done to create real and sustained change.
Today, we hear the cries for justice over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless Black Americans who have died at the hands of police. In the face of a world on fire, libraries all over the country have responded by providing a safe and welcoming space for civic discourse. The Bentley Library is dedicated to broadening the understanding of racial injustice through the acquisition and access of racial justice resources.We promise to invite the expression of BIPOC voices into the library through collaborative programs and discussions.
Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment? Bentley University students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free tutorial services offered by Bentley’s ESOL Center. Schedule your ESOL appointment online.
It’s time for the 11th annual Bentley Library Top 10!
At the end of every academic year we tabulate the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs, and OverDrive downloadable ebooks and audiobooks based on the number of times they have been borrowed (excluding items placed on reserve for a class). These are our very own “Bentley Bestsellers” lists!
This year, the results for physical materials (books, DVDs, and CD audiobooks) are based on circulation data ending on March 17, the last the day the library was open before the COVID-19 shutdown. We hope that our doors will be open again soon, but in the meantime please explore the OverDrive e-book and audiobook options we offer!
This is your chance to see what Bentley students, faculty and staff have been reading, watching, and listening to. We hope you enjoy this annual tradition as much as we do, and that the lists help you find new books to explore.