Hours Change for MLK Day Holiday: Sun. 1/19 and Mon. 1/20

Please take note of the following changes to the library’s hours on Sunday, January 19th and Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

Sunday, January 19
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(closing early)

Monday, January 20
(Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes)

Photograph of Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., 8/28/1963
Source: The U.S. National Archives https://catalog.archives.gov/id/542002

For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Now Showing in the RSM Art Gallery: "LUMEN: Paintings by Roz Sommer"

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is LUMEN, a collection of oil paintings by Roz Sommer. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the artist and her work, please read the Artist Statement below.

Paintings by Roz Sommer

January 13 – March 2, 2020

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 16 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Broken Peach by Roz Sommer

Artist Statement

In Roz Sommer’s paintings, expressive qualities of paint, particularly oil paint, connect the various bodies of work. Thick, juicy, textural color as well as dramatic light and shadows emphasize the intensity of the images. In some pieces the content is emotional, such as the paintings of the aftermath of disasters; physical, global catastrophes or personal interior struggles. In other work, the subject matter might be tranquil; still life paintings of foods and everyday objects, or scenes from nature, but Sommer’s paint application, energetic brushwork and gesture can still be troubling or ominous. Yet, emanating light brings hope and expectation into the darkness.

Roz Sommer

On Display: Best Books of 2019

If you’ve made a resolution to read more in 2020, our 11th annual Best Books display is a great place to start! We’ve consulted 19 book review sources* to create a display of the top books and audiobooks published last year. With more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy.

Visit the lobby to see the display or browse online via our catalog; simply click the “Request It” button to place an item on hold. Many of these books are also available to download from the library’s OverDrive digital ebook and audiobook collection.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and book-filled new year!

On display January 3 – February 16, 2020

*sources consulted: AudioFile, Bloomberg, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor (fiction, nonfiction), CHOICE, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, strategy+business, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks for the New Year!

Kick off the new year with a new book, audiobook, movie or TV series! We’ve just posted our new acquisitions lists for December. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

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.

Library Hours: Thursday, January 2 - Sunday, January 12

The library’s hours for the period of January 2 – January 12, 2020, which includes wintersession classes, are:

Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5:

Monday, January 6 – Thursday, January 9
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 10
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12

The library will resume regular hours when spring classes begin on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed until Monday, January 13. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Tuesday, 12/17: Storm Closing & Delayed Opening

Due to the storm, Bentley University has announced that campus will have a delayed opening at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17. The Library will suspend 24-hour access; closing at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday 12/17. Weather permitting, we will reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020. We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

Library Hours & Winter Break Closing: December 18 - January 1

Please note the following changes to the library’s hours for the days after finals end and before Winter Break begins:

Wednesday, December 18
(last day of exams)
close at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 19
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 20
8:00 a.m. – noon

The library will be closed during Bentley University’s Winter Break:

Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1

We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2. For more information about the library, café or help desk hours please check the online hours calendar.

Reading Day Relief: Snacks, Therapy Dogs, Button Making & More!

The library is hosting four events on Reading Day (Tuesday, December 10) to encourage you to take some time off from studying to reboot your mind and body. Please drop in to as many as you can throughout the day.

OverDrive Drop-in Clinic
unwind with free ebooks & audiobooks
10:00 a.m. – noon | study room 101
Planning to cozy up with some reading over winter break? Drop in to learn how to get downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. If you bring your laptop, Kindle, iPad, or other mobile device, we can help you get started with the original OverDrive app or the new and improved Libby app.

Study Break
refuel & recharge
11:00 a.m. – until supplies last |  library lobby
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be available in the lobby from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or until supplies last). Bring your own reusable water bottle to refill at one of our three water bottle filling stations.

Make Your Own Buttons
get creative & relieve some stress
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  |  art gallery
Take a break from studying to make-your-own buttons using the library’s button makers. We’ll provide pre-made designs, magazines, and coloring books for you to use, or you can put markers to paper and create your own design. This activity is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Therapy Dogs
relax with Echo & Clover
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  |  art gallery
Therapy dogs Echo and Clover are visiting the library to spend some quality time with you! Drop in to the art gallery to unwind with these good doggos.