New Student Open House: Passport to the Library. Friday 8/24, 1-4pm

Welcome to Bentley, new students! The Bentley Library staff are excited to help you have a great first year, and we’re kicking things off with an open house event just for you!

All new students are invited to Passport to the Bentley Library on Friday, August 24, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity to meet the library staff and learn about some of the library’s most important services and resources.

As you explore, you’ll be given some fun (and useful) giveaways. If you collect six or more stamps on your library passport, you will be entered to win Beats headphones and other great prizes!

New students learning about Interlibrary Loan at Passport 2017.
New students learning about Interlibrary Loan at Passport 2017.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BentleyLibraryInstagramand Facebook for all the latest library news.

We look forward to seeing you at the library on Friday and throughout the year.

Special Library Hours: Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 26

The library’s hours change for the period of time after summer session ends and before the start of the fall semester – Saturday, August 11 through Sunday, August 26. During this time, the library is closed nights and weekends. The library will resume regular hours with the start of fall semester classes on Monday, August 27. For more information about library, café hours, and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

For more information about library, café hours, and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

New Arrivals! Books, DVDs and Audiobooks Acquired in July.

Are you spending more time reading and watching movies during this hazy, hot, and humid weather? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that the July new acquisitions lists have been posted! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse our new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

If you are off campus enjoying a vacation you can download books and audiobooks from wherever you are. Use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device or read/listen to books online via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

July 2018 New Titles

New Arrivals! Books, DVDs and Audiobooks that Hit Our Shelves in June.

Physical exertion is to be avoided during this heatwave, so we recommend lazing in the A/C, by the pool, or in a shady hammock with a good book or movie! The June new acquisitions lists have just been posted and are a great place to start browsing. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the 180+ new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

If you’ve already left campus for a 4th of July vacation you can still download books and audiobooks to enjoy from wherever you are. Use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device or read/listen to books online via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or contact the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

June 2018 new acquisitions
Click to browse the June 2018 new acquisitions lists

On Display: Books That Will Make You LOL

A quick giggle.

A soft chuckle.

A hearty laugh that erupts into a surprising snort.

Stifling a laugh because you are in public, causing your whole body to shake uncontrollably.

Laughing so hard you can hardly catch your breath. Laughing so hard you cry. Laughing so hard you wet your pants.

Whatever form it takes, we feel better after a laugh (well, unless you have soggy pants)! The goal of this book display is to lighten the mood. We want you to find a book that pushes the stress and frustration of the outside world away. A book that makes you feel good.

Recognizing that what’s funny to one is not funny to another, there’s a wide variety of humorous fiction and non-fiction titles included in this display. You’ll find lighthearted, silly, absurd, witty, surreal, satirical, sarcastic, observational, and dark comedy in these pages. No matter what your sense of humor, you should discover a book or an author that will make you LOL.

If we’ve overlooked one of your favorite funny books let us know in the comments or send your recommendations to refdesk@bentley.edu.

Enjoy!

Summer Students, the Writing Center & ESOL Center are Here to Help!

Bentley University’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and Writing Center are now open and accepting appointments from all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer session classes. Walk-ins are welcome (please check their hours before dropping in), but appointments are strongly encouraged. Use the appointment links provided below. Both centers are located on the lower level of the library. Please note that this summer the Writing Center is offering online (synchronous) assistance!

The ESOL Center
Bentley Library, lower level, room 26
appointments: https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/

Monday and Wednesday
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment? Come to the ESOL Center. 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 online, call 781.891.2021 to make an appointment, or drop in to see if a faculty tutor is available.


The Writing Center
Bentley Library, lower level, room 23
appointments: https://bentley.mywconline.net/

Monday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (online only)

Tuesday
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (in-person OR online)

Wednesday
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (online only)

Writing Center staff provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills. This summer, the Writing Center will be open on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for in-person assistance. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

New for summer 2018 – online assistance! You are also invited to have an online conference with a Writing Center tutor. Conferences are booked and held through the Writing Centers’s scheduling site, WCOnline.

Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2017/18

Welcome to the 9th annual Bentley Library Top 10! 

At the end of every academic year we rank 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!

What stood out this year? Two older titles that inspired award-winning TV shows garnered renewed interest – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Seventeen years after the publication of Angels and Demons, Dan Brown’s fifth installment in the Robert Langdon series, Origin, landed on three of our lists. Author A.J. Finn scored big with his thrilling debut novel, The Woman in the Window, while returning authors Jennifer Egan, John Grishman, Harlen Coben, and Lee Child proved to be as popular as ever. But perhaps most notable is the absence of Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis, a book that had appeared on five prior lists!

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the reading and viewing habits of the Bentley community as much as we do, and that you’ll be inspired to borrow something that appears here. There were many ties in the rankings, so you have quite a few options.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2017-2018 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloaded eBooks and OverDrive Downloaded Audiobooks.

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

1. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng [check availability]

2. BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty [check availability]

3. BEARTOWN by Fredrik Backman [check availability]

4. (tie) TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple [check availability]

4. (tie) THE TB12 METHOD: HOW TO ACHIEVE A LIFETIME OF SUSTAINED PEAK PERFORMANCE by Tom Brady [check availability]

4. (tie) ORIGIN by Dan Brown [check availability]

4. (tie) TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green [check availability]

8. (tie) WOOLLY: THE TRUE STORY OF THE QUEST TO REVIVE ONE OF HISTORY’S MOST ICONIC EXTINCT CREATURES by Ben Mezrich [check availability]

8. (tie) RICH PEOPLE PROBLEMS by Kevin Kwan [check availability]

8. (tie) BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B. A. Paris [check availability]

8. (tie) MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

1. GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]

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

3. THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: A BOOK OF PRACTICAL COUNSEL by Benjamin Graham [check availability]

4. (tie) QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING by Susan Cain [check availability]

4. (tie) HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS by J. D. Vance [check availability]

6. (tie) AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL LEARNING: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani [check availability]

6. (tie) OPTIONS, FUTURES, AND OTHER DERIVATIVES by John Hull [check availability]

6. (tie) SECRETS OF POWER NEGOTIATING: INSIDE SECRETS FROM A MASTER NEGOTIATOR by Roger Dawson [check availability]

9. (tie) BOND MARKETS, ANALYSIS, AND STRATEGIES by Frank J. Fabozzi [check availability]

9. (tie) POWER CUES: THE SUBTLE SCIENCE OF LEADING GROUPS, PERSUADING OTHERS, AND MAXIMIZING YOUR PERSONAL IMPACT by Nick Morgan [check availability]

9. (tie) THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS by Michelle Alexander [check availability]

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

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

1. (tie) INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins [check availability]

1. (tie) DON’T LET GO by Harlan Coben [check availability]

1. (tie) LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson [check availability]

4. (tie) THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown [check availability]

4. (tie) ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE by Elizabeth Strout [check availability]

4. (tie) THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS by Arundhati Roy [check availability]

4. (tie) FIRE AND FURY INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE by Michael Wolff [check availability]

8. (tie) THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead [check availability]

8. (tie) MY OWN WORDS by Ruth Bader Ginsburg [check availability]

8. (tie) THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood [check availability]

8. (tie) SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR by Dorothea Benton Frank [check availability]

8. (tie) ORIGIN by Dan Brown [check availability]

8. (tie) THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

1. WONDER WOMAN [check availability]

2. DUNKIRK [check availability]

3. THE BIG SICK [check availability]

4. BABY DRIVER [check availability]

5. (tie) BLADE RUNNER [check availability]

5. (tie) THE RED TURTLE [check availability]

5. (tie) THE BOSS BABY [check availability]

5. (tie) SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING [check availability]

9. (tie) GET OUT [check availability]

9. (tie) THE LOST CITY OF Z [check availability]

9. (tie) ATOMIC BLONDE [check availability]

9. (tie) MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks [OverDrive]

1. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah [check availability]

2. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn [check availability]

3. (tie) A COLUMN OF FIRE: THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH SERIES, BOOK 3 by Ken Follett [check availability]

3. (tie) THE MIDNIGHT LINE by Lee Child [check availability]

5. (tie) FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE by Michael Wolff [check availability]

5. (tie) PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee [check availability]

5. (tie) STILL ME by JoJo Moyes [check availability]

8. (tie) THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham [check availability]

8. (tie) TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly [check availability]

10. (tie) AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones [check availability]

10. (tie) DON’T LET GO by Harlen Coben [check availability]

10. (tie) END GAME by David Baldacci [check availability]

10. (tie) FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper [check availability]

 

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks [OverDrive]

1. MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan [check availability]

2. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate [check availability]

3. (tie) THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham [check availability]

3. (tie) WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Ta-Nehisi Coates [check availability]

5. (tie) THE POWER OF MOMENTS: WHY CERTAIN EXPERIENCES HAVE EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT by Chip Heath and Dan Heath [check availability]

5. (tie) THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman [check availability]

5. (tie) WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton [check availability]

8. WHEN – THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING by Daniel H. Pink [check availability]

9. (tie) FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE by Michael Wolff [check availability]

9. (tie) LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson [check availability]

9. (tie) PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee [check availability]

9. (tie) PRINCIPLES: LIFE AND WORK by Ray Dalio [check availability]

9. (tie) THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn [check availability]

 

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