And the Emmy Award Goes to…

Getting geared up for the Emmy Awards ceremony being held on Sunday, September 20? The Bentley Library has a large selection of Emmy-nominated TV series on DVD!

Get your fill of “V juice” (that’s vampire juice, for the uninitiated) with season one of True Blood. Find out if the survivors of the colonial fleet finally locate Earth in the final season of Battlestar Galactica. Discover Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring Emmy awards host, Neil Patrick Harris. You can even take a walk down memory lane and revisit past Emmy winners including All in the Family, M*A*S*H, and The Cosby Show.

Excited about Family Guy’s Emmy nomination for best comedy series? We’ve got you covered with DVDs of the series and the book, Family Guy and Philosophy! Want to geek out even more? Check out volume one and two of the Heroes graphic novels from our Popular Reading section. We also have several script books in our collection including episodes of ER, Frasier, and Seinfeld.

We hope you enjoy this display, which highlights many of our summer acquisitions – Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, The Tudors, X-Files, Entourage, Mad Men, The Muppet Show and more!

On display now in the lobby of the library.

Attention Early Birds…Library Opens at 7:30am

You asked, and we have responded! Due to popular demand we have extended our morning hours – now opening at 7:30am, Monday through Friday. So, whether you are an energetic early-bird or a less-than-enthusiastic member of an early morning class, the library doors will be open for you to use the printers, borrow library materials, and study.   Please note, the cafe opens at 8:00am. To learn more about the library’s hours please view our hours calendar.

H1N1 Information & Resources

Flu season is fast approaching.   Bentley University’s Center for Health & Wellness website is designated as the official site for  information on H1N1 influenza.  The Center for Health & Wellness site will provide the most up-to-date information about H1N1, as well as lists of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other selected resources.

If you are interested in conducting further research about H1N1 – or influenza in general – please visit the Bentley Library’s H1N1 library research guide.  This research guide highlights librarian-recommended books, databases, and websites useful for researching H1N1 and related topics.

Welcome New Students, Faculty & Staff

The staff of the Bentley Library extends a warm welcome to our new students, faculty and staff.  Many of you will receive an orientation to the Library during First Week, however we also encourage you to take a look at our online library orientation guide. It will only take you a few minutes to view, and it will provide you with useful information about library resources and services.   If you have any questions about the Library the please don’t hesitate to ask for help at the Library Services or Reference Desks.

Reference Librarians Debut Online Library Research Guides

The Bentley Library reference librarians have created a new collection of library research guides that are designed to help you locate the best resources for your research! Research guides are available for a number of popular topics/subjects, as well as for specific classes.  In each guide we recommend specific books, journals, databases and web sites.  Where needed we also include step-by-step instructions.  The entire collection of library research guides is available at

This is an evolving collection – guides will continue to be added and updated.  If you’d like to suggest a topic for a library research guide please email

Get Free & Reduced Admission to Museums

Did you know that the Bentley Library offers museum passes that will allow you free or reduced admission to some of the most popular Boston-area museums?   Even better, you can check for museum pass availability up to 30 days in advance and immediately reserve your passes online.  Museum passes available are:

  • De Cordova Museum (Lincoln, MA)
  • Fruitlands Museum (Harvard, MA)
  • Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA)
  • Historic New England (formerly S.P.N.E.A.) (various New England locations)
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)
  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Boston)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
  • Museum of Science (Boston)
  • National Heritage Museum (Lexington)
  • New England Aquarium (Boston) (not available during summer months)
  • Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)

For more information (or to make your reservation now) go to the library’s home page and click on “Museum Passes”.