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.

Extended Study Hours! 24-Hour Access Starts Monday, December 9

The library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 9 (the day before Reading Day) and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18 (the last day of exams), with exceptions on Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday 12/13 the library will close at midnight and on Saturday 12/14 the library will close at 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 9 – Friday, December 13:
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday 12/9 and remain open
until midnight on Friday 12/13

Saturday, December 14:
Open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 18
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday 12/15 and remain open
until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 12/18

What to expect during the extended hours:

  • The library is implementing Bentley ID card-swipe access during the overnight hours. Only Bentley ID card holders will be able to enter the library between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Please use the card-swipe box at the building’s front entrance.
  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.

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

Good luck with your final exams, papers, and presentations!

November's New Acquisitions: Books, Movies & More.

Take a look at the new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and ebooks that we added to our collection last month! 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.

Wednesday, December 4: Research Party!

Research Party hosted by the Library & The Writing Center flyer. Wednesday, December 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Room 11, Lower Level.

The Library is offering an opportunity to unwind, socialize with fellow students, and finish up final assignments with a research party!

Bring whatever you are working on and get immediate expert assistance. Librarians and Writing Center tutors will be standing by and can support you with as much or as little help as you need.

Come solo or with some friends, and enjoy some snacks!

Wednesday, December 4th
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No RSVP necessary – just drop by LIB Room 011.

Don’t forget: librarians also provide research help 7 days/week at the Reference Desk. Visit, email, call 781.891.2300, text 781.728.0511, or IM/chat with a librarian whenever the Reference Desk is open.

The Writing Center tutors provide writing and citation help 6 days/week when the Writing Center is open. Visit the Writing Center website for hours, contact information, and to schedule an appointment.