New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks - Place a Hold, Pickup on Friday!

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 & DVDs page 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.

Downloadable ebooks and digital audiobooks are available via our OverDrive collection, and you now have a choice of OverDrive apps to use – the original OverDrive app and/or the new Libby app. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Try Something New! Checkout our Cookbooks

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?

  1. Search for a title in our library’s catalog.
  2. On the results page, click on the title to view the full record (See below).
  3. In the Items area, click on the hyperlinked Call No. to launch the virtual Browse. (See above image).

By checking out this content, we hope you are inspired to create something great.

Need help with Overdrive or with accessing our physical collection? Please contact us for assistance. We are happy to help.

Bentley Library Introduces Contactless Pickup!

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. 

Hope to see you soon! 

New e-Books and Audiobooks Acquired in June

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 & DVDs page 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.

Library Director's Statement on Racism and Violence

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. 

The Bentley Library stands with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Library Consortium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community of Practice, to support and develop programming that create inclusive and diverse library workplaces and initiatives. The Bentley Library will continue to work in close collaboration with Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, the Task Force on Racial Justice, Bentley student groups, and others to support the Black Lives Matter movement on our campus.

We are here and we are listening. Let’s continue the conversation.

Hope Houston
Bentley Library Director

*The Supreme Court ruled on June 15, 2020 that the LGBTQ community is a protected group under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Online Tutoring from the ESOL Center & Writing Center

Bentley University’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and Writing Center are online for the summer! Both centers are now accepting appointments from all students enrolled in summer session classes. Use the links below to see details and book your online tutoring appointments.

The ESOL Center
appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

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.

Summer 2020 Hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m


The Writing Center
appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Writing Center staff provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills at all stages of the writing process. Schedule your Writing Center appointment online.

Summer 2020 Hours:
Monday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2019/20

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.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2019-2020 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks (compact disc), Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloaded eBooks and OverDrive Downloaded Audiobooks.

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama [check availability]

2. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

3. (tie) CHANCES ARE… by Richard Russo [check availability]

3. (tie) EDUCATED: A MEMOIR by Tara Westover [check availability]

3. (tie) INVESTED: HOW WARREN BUFFETT AND CHARLIE MUNGER TAUGHT ME TO MASTER MY MIND, MY EMOTIONS, AND MY MONEY (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY DAD) by Danielle Town [check availability]

3. (tie) OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout [check availability]

3. (tie) THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King [check availability]

3. (tie) THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King [check availability]

9. (tie) BLOWOUT: CORRUPTED DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATE RUSSIA, AND THE RICHEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRY ON EARTH by Rachel Maddow [check availability]

9. (tie) CATCH AND KILL: LIES, SPIES, AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS by Ronan Farrow [check availability]

9. (tie) CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert [check availability]

9. (tie) DISAPPEARING EARTH by Julia Phillips [check availability]

9. (tie) GOOD RIDDANCE by Elinor Lipman [check availability]

9. (tie) LOONSHOTS: HOW TO NURTURE THE CRAZY IDEAS THAT WIN WARS, CURE DISEASES, AND TRANSFORM INDUSTRIES by Safi Bahcall [check availability]

9. (tie) ME by Elton John [check availability]

9. (tie) ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean Vuong [check availability]

9. (tie) OUTFOX by Sandra Brown [check availability]

9. (tie) SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid [check availability]

9. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

9. (tie) THE CEO NEXT DOOR: THE 4 BEHAVIORS THAT TRANSFORM ORDINARY PEOPLE INTO WORLD-CLASS LEADERS by Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell, with Tahl Raz [check availability]

9. (tie) THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

1. GETTING TO YES: NEGOTIATING AGREEMENT WITHOUT GIVING IN by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]

2.  (tie) HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige [check availability]

2. (tie) THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR by Benjamin Graham [check availability]

4. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey [check availability]

5. (tie) LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET by Michael Lewis [check availability]

5. (tie) THE TIPPING POINT: HOW LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

5. (tie) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman [check availability]

8. (tie) A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

8. (tie) BAD BLOOD: SECRETS AND LIES IN A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP by John Carreyrou [check availability]

8. (tie) CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC by Claudia Rankine [check availability]

8. (tie) RICH DAD, POOR DAD by Robert Kiyosaki [check availability]

8. (tie) THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE by Mark Manson [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

1. (tie) A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

1. (tie) A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci [check availability]

1. (tie) BLUE MOON by Lee Child [check availability]

1. (tie) COURT OF LIES by Gerry Spence [check availability]

1. (tie) THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE by David Lagercrantz [check availability]

6. (tie) AMBUSH by James Patterson and James O. Born [check availability]

6. (tie) BECOMING by Michelle Obama [check availability]

6. (tie) DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly [check availability]

6. (tie) LADY IN THE LAKE by Laura Lippman [check availability]

6. (tie) OUTFOX by Sandra Brown [check availability]

6. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

6. (tie) THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois [check availability]

6. (tie) THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

1. YESTERDAY [check availability]

2. ROCKETMAN [check availability]

3. (tie) BOOKSMART [check availability]

3. (tie) THE FAREWELL [check availability]

5. (tie) AMAZING GRACE [check availability]

5. (tie) US [check availability]

5. (tie) ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD [check availability]

5. (tie) THE GODFATHER, PART 2 [check availability]

9. (tie) JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM [check availability]

9. (tie) THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks [OverDrive]

1. TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

2. (tie) THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes [check availability]

2. (tie) OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout [check availability]

4. (tie) THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham [check availability]

4. (tie) THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King [check availability]

6. (tie) THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

6. (tie) THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly [check availability]

6. (tie) THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood [check availability]

9. (tie) THE BOY FROM THE WOODS by Harlan Coben [check availability]

9. (tie) ROYAL HOLIDAY by Jasmine Guillory [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks [OverDrive]

1. TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW by Malcolm Gladwell [check availability]

2. THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett [check availability]

3. THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes [check availability]

4. (tie) RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson [check availability]

4. (tie) THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood [check availability]

6. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny [check availability]

7. (tie) AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins [check availability]

7. (tie) THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS by Bill Bryson [check availability]

7. (tie) THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham [check availability]

7. (tie) THE INFINITE GAME by Simon Sinek [check availability]

7. (tie) THE MAN WHO SOLVED THE MARKET: HOW JIM SIMONS LAUNCHED THE QUANT REVOLUTION by Gregory Zuckerman [check availability]

7. (tie) THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow [check availability]

 

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists: