Downloadable Books Drop-in Clinic

It’s been a couple of weeks since the launch of the library’s downloadable books service and we’re very happy to have received such a positive response. We’ve already added over 150 new ebook and audiobook titles to our collection to meet your demand, and we’ll continue to add new books every month.

If you haven’t already set-up your laptop, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or other device, we’d love to help you get up and running now so that you can enjoy downloading books this summer – whether you’re at home, work or the beach! We are holding two drop-in sessions this week to answer questions about the service:

Downloadable Books Clinic
Bentley Library, Research Instruction Center (room 11)

 Wednesday, May 2
12:00PM – 2:00PM


Thursday, May 3
4:00PM – 6:00PM

 No RSVP is required – just drop in to our classroom (room 11) and we’ll be there to lend you a helping hand! If you bring your device with you we can help you with the initial set-up or troubleshoot any problems you’ve been having. We hope to see you there.

Desserts and Downloads!

To kick-off our new new downloadable eBook and audiobook service we are hosting

Desserts and Downloads
Wednesday, April 11
noon to 5:00PM
Library Executive Conference Room (room 101)

All current students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by to learn more about downloadable books.  If you bring your laptop and/or mobile device we will be able assist you with searching and downloading. Desserts and coffee will be provided!

Can’t wait to get started? Read more about this new service in the blog post below. Or, go directly to the library’s downloadable books site, powered by OverDrive, at

We Have eBooks & Audiobooks for Your iPad, Kindle, NOOK & Other Mobile Devices

We are very excited to announce that current students, faculty and staff can now download eBooks and audiobooks from the library’s website  After logging-in with your Bentley username and password, you can browse the collection and download to PC, Mac, and many mobile devices. Our collection is a mix of best-sellers, academic titles and classics.  This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free to all current Bentley students, faculty and staff.

To kick-off this exciting new service we are hosting Desserts and Downloads on Wednesday, April 11, from noon to 5:00pm, in the library’s Executive Conference Room (room 101). 

You are invited to stop by to learn more about downloadable books.  If you bring your laptop and/or mobile device we will be able assist you with searching and downloading. Desserts and coffee will be provided to enhance the user experience!

For those of you who are feeling adventurous and would like to get started now, here’s what you need to know about the OverDrive downloadable book service:

  • Log-in with your Bentley username and password, browse the collection, check out items, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices.
  • To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. To transfer books to other devices you need to register for an Adobe ID.
  • Downloaded books can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including the NOOK, Sony Reader, iPod, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD.
  • Kindle users with a Wi-Fi connection can download most books directly to their Kindle device.
  • Mobile apps for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad/ iPod touch and Windows Phone 7 allow users to  wirelessly download eBooks and audiobooks directly to those mobile devices.
  • Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Don’t forget to drop-in to Desserts and Downloads on Wednesday, April 11, between noon and 5:00pm.  You can also contact the Reference Desk with any questions or for assistance. Happy downloading!

The Changes to the Study Room Reservation System You’ve Been Waiting For!

We are thrilled to announce several long-awaited changes to the group study room reservation system! We have recently launched a mobile-friendly version of our reservation system.  And, as if that wasn’t exciting enough, you can use the mobile interface to make, view, edit and even cancel your reservations.

You don’t need to be on a mobile device to use the new system.  If you would like to make, modify or cancel a reservation simply navigate to (or visit the group study room page and click on “Edit/Cancel”) and log-in using your Bentley email address and password.

Bentley Library Blogs Are Now Mobile Friendly

We’re now delivering library news in a mobile friendly way! If you point your smartphone to our news and events blog – In the Know – and our book review blog – BookBuzz – you’ll automatically be taken to our new mobile friendly sites, where you can easily scan headlines, read posts, make comments and share content using Twitter, Facebook, bookmarks and email.  If you prefer to see the full web version of our blogs on your phone you can use the mobile on/off  switch at the bottom of the screen.

Try it out, we think you’ll like it.  Please, let us know if you experience any problems or have suggestions to make.