Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: Tuesday, 11/24 - Sunday 11/29

The library will close for Bentley University’s Thanksgiving Break at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, and remain closed until the start of spring term. Online Reference Services will resume on Sunday, November 29, from 1:00-9:00 p.m. (EST). Library Services online assistance will resume Monday, November 30, at 8:00 a.m.

Don’t forget that our online research databaseseBook collections and streaming films databases are accessible 24×7 with your Bentley email address and password.

For complete information about the library, virtual reference, café, and IT Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.  

Have a happy Thanksgiving and a restful break!

Hours Update! Now Open Until Midnight Sunday-Thursday.

As we enter the sixth week of the trimester, we are seeing the number of people using the library at night increase. We’re excited to announce that we have just extended our evening hours to be open until midnight Sunday-Thursday! We are also opening two hours earlier on Saturdays, at 10:00 a.m.

Please keep wearing your face coverings, maintaining physical distance, and abiding posted room occupancy limits and other guidelines. Your participation in following Bentley’s safety protocols allows us to offer more hours and services. Thank you, Falcons!

Library Hours Effective October 4, 2020

Sundaynoon – midnight
Monday – Thursday:7:30 a.m. – midnight
Friday:7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Online Help Hours Update: Monday, August 10-Sunday, August 30

The library’s online help services will be closed nights and weekends during the period after summer session classes end and before fall classes begin – Monday, August 10 through Sunday, August 30. 

Library Services is available online:

Monday – Thursday:8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:CLOSED

Reference and Reference help is available online:

Monday – Thursday:8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:CLOSED

Don’t forget that when the library is closed you can still use our digital book and audiobook collections (including OverDrive), databases, and streaming films. Contact us if you need any help accessing the library from off campus.

Stay tuned for announcements about our Fall 2020 re-opening plans and hours!

4th of July Holiday: Online Help Hours Change

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the following special virtual service hours will be in effect Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5. We will resume normal summer hours in all departments on Monday, July 6.

Online Help Hours

Thurs. 7/2Fri. 7/3Sat. 7/4Sun. 7/5
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As always, our online research databaseseBook collections and streaming films databases are accessible 24×7 with your Bentley email address and password.

Happy 4th of July!

Online Help: Summer Hours [updated May 14]

You can find detailed information on how to access the library’s services and resources online—including special services for faculty—on the Bentley Library Coronavirus Updates & Remote Services page.

Hours Updated May 14, 2020

Now that the spring semester has ended we are making some changes to our online help hours for the summer. These hours go into effect Monday, May 11, but are subject to change. Please continue to follow our updates here!

You can find detailed information on how to access library services and resources online—including special services for faculty—on the Bentley Library Coronavirus Updates & Remote Services page.

Reference Desk

If you need help with research for classes or projects over the summer, you can contact the Reference Desk via email, chat, and text. Librarians are also available for research consultations via Zoom.

Reference Desk hours:
Sunday:2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday:8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. [updated]
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reference Desk contact:
 Live Chat:Chat with a Reference Librarian

Research Consultations: Research Help by Appointment

Research consultations are scheduled one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian hours as listed above.  All consultations will be held using Zoom. Please schedule a Research Consultation using our online form. 48 hours advanced notice required.

Library Services Desk

For all other library questions, including questions about your library account, please contact the Library Services Desk:

Library Services Desk hours:
Sunday2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. [updated]
Library Services contact:
Live ChatChat with Library Services

Special Library Hours: Sunday, March 15 - Saturday, March 21

Bentley University has announced that classes will not be held March 16–20 as the university and students prepare to move to remote, online classes beginning Monday, March 23.

The Bentley Library will be open Sunday, March 15–Saturday, March 21 to accommodate faculty, staff and students who need access to our physical collections and resources.

Currently, the library plans to be open as listed below, but this schedule may change at any time in accordance with university policies. Please visit for university updates and communications related to COVID-19. 

Library Hours March 15-21, 2020

Sunday, March 15
1:00–9:00 p.m.

Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21

Library staff are making plans for providing services, resources, research assistance and instruction when online classes begin on March 23. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available. Please visit the library’s website for library news updates and check the library’s hours calendar online before visiting.

Bentley users can connect to databases and e-resources from any location with internet access. Information about off-campus access to library services and resources can be found on the Bentley Library Coronavirus Updates & Remote Services page.

The safety and well-being of the Bentley community and our staff remain our highest priorities and we thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation during this time. Please contact Library Services at or 781-891-2168 if you have questions or need assistance.

Spring Break Hours: Sat. March 7 - Sun. March 15

Who’s ready for Spring Break? (That’s easy to answer – we all are!) Although classes won’t be in session, the library will remain open during the week with some modifications to our normal hours.

If you are staying in the area you can visit for a quiet place to relax, to borrow books and movies, or to pick up a museum pass (there are still plenty of passes available – reserve them online now). We also have some special bonus passes available for the Peabody Essex Museum – one pass grants two people FREE admission. You don’t need to reserve these special passes, but our supplies are limited. Stop at the Library Services Desk to pick one up before they disappear!

Spring Break Hours

Saturday 3/7 and Sunday 3/8:

Monday 3/9 – Friday 3/13:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 3/14:

Sunday 3/15:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed throughout Spring Break. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.

Have fun and be safe, Falcons!