ESOL Center and Writing Center Open This Summer

Bentley University’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Center and Writing Center are now accepting appointments from all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in summer session classes.

Tutors at both centers are offering in-person and online sessions! Use the links below to see details and book your appointments.

The ESOL Center
Bentley Library, lower level, room 26

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 your ESOL appointment online.

The Writing Center
Bentley Library, lower level, room 23

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Writing Center staff provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills at all stages of the writing process. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Schedule your Writing Center appointment online.

Book Dedications in Honor of Our Class of '19 Student Assistants

The Bentley Library’s doors are open 100+ hours a week because our student assistants arrive to work at 7:30am and leave at 2:00am. During exams period they work overnight to provide the 24-hour library access Bentley students desire. Books, DVDs, course reserves and other items are available because our student assistants have covered, labeled, and shelved them. Have you ever utilized Interlibrary Loan or Scan on Demand? Our student workers are an integral part of that process as well. The library could not function without our student employees.

At the end of the academic year we show appreciation to our graduating student assistants with a book or film dedication. Each student is invited to select an item that is meaningful to them, which is then affixed with a special bookplate in their name. A display of their selections will be available soon in the Popular Reading area. You can also view the photo album on Facebook and our Student Employee Dedications Pinterest board.

This year, dedications have been made on behalf of these Class of 2019 graduates:

Selena Almazan
Froggy Eats Out

Jennifer Calnan
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Alex Chin-Sukhdeo
The Giver

Kyle Geaney
Papi: My Story

Max Iannazzi
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Malia Lucas-Greene
The Great Gatsby

Parker McBride
Green Book

Naseef McCray
The Gift of Anger

Alex Stapelfeld
The Empire Strikes Back

Sarah Willoughby
Vienna Prelude

The Bentley Library staff thank all of our student assistants and send best wishes to our graduates. Congratulations!

Our Turn: Library's Response to 14 Days to Have Your Say!

The Bentley Library staff thanks everyone who submitted comments and suggestions during 14 Days to Have Your Say!. We appreciate your kind words and thoughtful feedback. During the 14 Days period, we refrained from responding in order to encourage a free and open discussion, but rest assured, every post and comment has been examined.

Now it is our turn to respond to the issues that arose most frequently and to highlight the solutions that have already been implemented or that will be addressed in the coming months. If you have questions about anything you see (or don’t see) here, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Click the link below to read the full response (PDF document will open in a new window).

Library Response to 14 Days

We want you to know that we’re still listening! If you have questions about anything you see (or don’t see here) or want to send us more feedback, please send us an email or use the Contact Us  form on the library’s website.

Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week is an annual celebration of libraries and library workers. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, puts the focus on the important role that libraries play in their communities—cities, towns, schools and campuses—by providing critical resources, programs, expertise and space for all community members to come together to connect and learn.

Help us recognize National Library Week here at the Bentley Library.

Visit our lobby to:

  • browse the pop-up display of books and films that feature libraries and librarians
  • post a message on the whiteboard telling us what you love about the library
  • take a button to show your support for libraries

Support a library that has impacted you.

Libraries across the nation will be using this week to raise awareness for their resources, services, and staff. If there is a public or school library that means something to you, take some time to voice your appreciation and support.

Tag the library in a social media post, stop in to share a kind word with the library staff, or send a letter of support to their administrators/board. Public libraries in particular rely on vocal community support to help them secure the funding that they need. Follow and use #NationalLibraryWeek, #NLW2019, #LibrariesTransform and #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter and Instagram to add your support.

Updated! Closing at 9pm Sunday; Delayed Opening at 11am Monday


Due to the snow forecast for tonight, the Bentley Library will close at 9:00 p.m. today, Sunday, March 3. If Monday’s hours are changed due to weather we will announce it here and on social media. The University and the Library will open at 11:00am on Monday, March 4. Please check for updates on Monday morning in case the delay needs to be modified.

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.

Finding Quality Sources: Research Help

Have a paper or project due soon, and need information to complete it? Drop in to:

Finding Quality Sources: Research Help

Bring whatever you are working on to a reference librarian and get immediate expert assistance in finding the information you need, whether it be articles, statistics, company information, or books. You will walk away with the source or two (or three) that you need!


  • Monday, February 25th 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26th   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27th 11:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, February 28th 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Research Instruction Center (RIC), Room 11, on the lower level of the library.

No RSVP necessary – just drop in to the library’s classroom (room 11) anytime during the sessions.

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