The Bentley Library staff created an online display that is full of chills and thrills. Including both downloadable audiobooks & ebooks, this selection helps you celebrate all things spooky.
In addition to the above collection, plenty of spooky content is available through our streaming film collections, KanopyandSwank. If you are interested in learning about horror as a medium, why not start with the master and stream a Talk from Hitchcock himself available through Films on Demand.
Come to an OverDrive Virtual Drop-In. Bring your own beverage, snack and device to the session, we will bring the content.
Planning to cozy up with some reading over the weekend? Register hereand then virtually drop in at 3:00 p.m. any Saturday starting October 10 until November 21 to learn how to get free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from OverDrive. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings (any that you would like to attend).
The Bentley Library’s OverDrive Collection provides thousands of eBooks and audiobooks, with an emphasis on popular fiction and nonfiction titles. You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed content to a specific device. Titles in this collection may be downloaded to laptops, PCs, iPads, Android devices, Kindles, Nooks, smartphones, and mp3 players through a web browser or through the OverDrive or Libby apps.
Don’t know what to listen or read next? We can provide a recommendation, tailored to your specific reading tastes, when you identify a few titles, authors, narrators, or genres that you enjoy.
If you think we are missing something, please suggest a purchase by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Recommendations are always welcome.
Check out the new titles we added to the library’s collection in September! To view the lists visit the New Books & DVDspage. Please note that the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link will display all new e-books and print books, but that due to differences in the way that e-books are cataloged they do not appear on the individual “Subject” lists.
Interested in borrowing a book, DVD or audiobook? If you are enrolled in Bentley’s COVID-19 screening program you are welcome to visit the library. Either stop by to browse, or place a hold request in the catalog and we’ll notify you when the items are ready to be picked up. You can then come in, retrieve your items from the “open holds cart” in the lobby, and check them out to yourself using the self-check. For those of you who are unable to come into the building, we have e-books, digital audiobooks, and streaming films for you to enjoy.
We’re happy to welcome Bentley students, faculty, and staff back into the library to browse the stacks and borrow items (using the self-checkout machine, of course!). For those of you not on campus or unable to come into the building, we have e-books, digital audiobooks, and streaming films for you to enjoy.
A good place to begin browsing are the new acquisitions lists for August. To view the lists visit the New Books & DVDspage. Please note that the “ALL NEW BOOKS” link will display all new e-books and print books, but that due to differences in the way that e-books are cataloged they do not appear on the individual “Subject” lists.
This August we want to highlight our eBook collections as our Database of the Month to let you know about some of the resources that we have available that you can access anywhere. Our eBook collections contain a wide variety of materials including academic/scholarly titles, popular fiction and nonfiction books, and technical guides.
Bentley students, faculty, and staff just need their Bentley email address and password to begin accessing the resources in these collections both on and off campus.
While some of our eBooks can be found by doing a search in the Bentley Library Catalog, searching directly on the platforms will be your best opportunity to discover all that these databases have to offer.
Here are some of our most popular eBook collections:
OverDrive contains thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and eBooks. The titles in this collection include bestsellers and award winners. Check out the books using your Bentley email address and password for up to 21 days. You can read or listen on your computer or take the books with you on the go by downloading the Libby or OverDrive apps to your mobile device. Visit our OverDrive guide for more information.
Ebook Central from ProQuest contains academic and scholarly titles in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Books in this collection can be read directly in your browser — no checkout necessary! Some books in this collection allow unlimited access or may only allow 1-3 users to read a title at a time.
Books from EBSCO’s eBook Collection are read in your browser. Search the collection for books in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Each book will let you know how many users can access a book at the same time (1, 3, or unlimited users).
If you’re looking for books related to business and IT, check out our Books 24×7 collection, a part of the Skillport platform. Topics covered include management, finance, wellness, and productivity. Software guides are also available in this collection for applications such as SAS and SPSS. In addition to books, the Skillport platform also provides educational videos. Books can be read directly on the Skillport platform.
Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to useful library databases, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of these resources for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.
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.
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.
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.