Writing Center & ESOL Center Tutors 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. 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.

The ESOL Center – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Looking for help with writing, presentations, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment? Visit 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 ESOL Center is located on the lower level, room 26.

Fall 2018 Hours:

  • Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Writing Center

Writing Center staff provide one-to-one assistance with writing skills at all stages of the writing process. Walk-ins are welcome, but you are strongly encouraged to make an appointment online. The Writing Center is located on the lower level, room 23.

Fall 2018 Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Don’t wait to start utilizing these valuable resources!

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

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.

Special Hours & Activities for Bentley Reunion, Saturday June 2

Looking Back with Nostalgia
Join us for a trip down memory lane, courtesy of the Bentley Archives!
Bentley University Reunion Weekend
Saturday, June 2  |  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome back to campus, Bentley alumni, family, and friends!

We invite you to stop in to the library to view two Bentley Archives exhibits that celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bentley’s arrival in Waltham and talk with the University’s archivist, Jaimie Fritz. The exhibits—“Waltham Campus” and “Bentley Milestones”—will be on display in study rooms 102 and 103. Perhaps you can help Jaimie identify documents and photographs! If you’d like to bring your own Bentley memorabilia, we will scan or photograph your items for the Archives. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your own souvenir button.

While you’re here, take a stroll around the library to view our spaces and collections. (If you graduated before 2006 the building will look quite different!) We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Enjoy your visit and have a great Reunion Weekend!

Dedications in Appreciation to Our Class of ’18 Student Assistants

It is a Bentley Library tradition to 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 2018 graduates:

Ana Belliard
Poet X

Amelia Cheung
Milk and Honey

Aaron Coss
Divergent

Isabelle Fang
Beauty & the Beast

Carlos Gonzalez
The Tao of Pooh

Peter Hersey
Ahead of the Curve

Nathan Louf
Faithful

Sarah Paulhus
The Bad Beginning

Jasmine Rosa
Incantation

Emely Santos
Higher Education and First-Generation Students

The library could not operate without our student assistants. We rely on them to be the face of the Library Services Desk, to keep our stacks organized, to help process every new book, DVD, and journal that arrives, to fulfill ILL requests, and to handle so many behind-the-scenes tasks that we can’t list them all here! Our doors would not be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (and around the clock during finals) without them! The library staff thanks all of our student assistants and sends best wishes to our graduates. Congratulations!

Reading Day Relief! Coffee Break, DIY Buttons & Therapy Dogs

reading day relief The library is hosting three events on Reading Day (Wednesday, May 2) 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!

Wednesday, May 2

Study Break: Coffee, Tea & Snacks
refuel & recharge
11:00 a.m. – until supplies last |  library lobby
Coffee, tea, 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.

DIY Buttons
stress buster
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 Kodiak and Echo
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  |  art gallery
Our furry friends Kodiak and Echo are returning to the library to spend some quality time with you! Studies show that interacting with animals can improve our interpersonal interactions and mood, reduce cortisol, lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce anxiety, enhance empathy, and improve learning. Come and see for yourself. Drop in to the art gallery to unwind with these two giant, lovable Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Storm Closing: Tuesday, March 13

Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closed Tuesday, March 13.  Weather permitting, the library will reopen on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 a.m.

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 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.