Passport to the Library: New Student Open House, Friday Aug. 23, 1-4pm

Welcome, new Falcons! The Bentley Library staff look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your Bentley journey. All new students are invited to drop in to our open house—Passport to the Bentley Library—during the Academic Resources Expo on Friday, August 23, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

As you explore the library on a self-guided tour you will learn about important library services and resources, including study rooms, research help, printing, museum passes, Interlibrary Loan, streaming films, and more! Along the way you will be given fun (and useful) giveaways. If you collect six or more stamps on your library passport, you can enter to win Air Pods and other great prizes.

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Database of the Month: Academic Video Online

Bentley Library is pleased to announce an addition to our streaming film database collection! Along with Films on Demand, Kanopy, and Swank, we have just added Academic Video Online from Proquest. AVO is curated for an academic audience and contains a wide range of US and international films on subjects including business, counseling, history, language learning, music, and more. Formats include plays, documentaries, feature films, and US government content from major distributors including CNN, BBC, Dow Jones, and Sony Pictures Classics.

Browsing and Searching

Users can browse by channel type

and search by keyword and filter results based on subject, publisher, person, content type and release date.


When viewing a film in AVO, there are a number of features to enhance the viewing experience.

Among them:

  • Full transcription
  • Film details, including a synopsis
  • Clip feature that allows users to create clips of the film to share
  • Option to share as a direct link or embed into Blackboard
  • Citation tool for MLA, APA, and Chicago formats
  • Closed captioning for accessibility purposes
  • Mobile playback on all iOS and Android devices.

Getting Help

Be sure to visit the Help Page for tips on searching and browsing, citing and sharing, and information on technical requirements for optimal viewing.

Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library database, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

Special Library Hours: Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 25

The library will be closed nights and weekends during the two week period after summer session classes end and before fall classes begin – Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, August 25. 

Monday – Thursday:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:

We will resume regular hours with the start of fall semester classes on Monday, August 26. 

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.

For more information about library, café, and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.

Now Showing in the RSM Art Gallery: Underline Series by Elisa H. Hamilton

Now on view in the library’s RSM Art Gallery is a series of continuous-line, blind-contour drawings by Elisa H. Hamilton. All are invited to attend a closing reception for the artist on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars for this special event!

To learn more about Elisa H. Hamilton please read the artist’s statement below, visit the website, and follow @elisahhamilton #UnderlineSeries on Instagram.

Elisa H. Hamilton
Underline: within, and beneath, the wandering lines 
August 6 – September 27, 2019

Closing reception: 
Wednesday, September 25
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Artist’s Statement

This body of work explores my biracial identity through the introspective creation of continuous-line, blind-contour self-portraits; a drawing process that asks me to engage fully with my own visual form, and translate that form into line while not looking at what I am creating or lifting my mark from the page.

As a biracial person how I am seen shifts in the eye of the beholder and depends on social context.  Through these explorations I contemplate my own visual form while relinquishing the ability to control how I look. I embrace a process of discovery that asks me to truly see myself, and asks the viewer to find me within, and beneath, the wandering lines.

These drawings began in black and white, but gradually shifted towards multicolored expressions of self.  Through this process I have discovered that none of us are just one thing- we are all multicolored beings beneath the surface.

Elisa H. Hamilton
socially engaged multimedia artist – she/her/hers
@ElisaHHamilton Instagram & Twitter

On Display: New & Notable Nonfiction

Need an idea for a research paper? Just want the latest on a topic? Here is the display for you.

These books were chosen by our reference librarians to showcase titles that may have escaped your notice when they were originally added to the shelves. You will recognize some of these titles and authors from the bestseller lists, while others were chosen based on recommendations from professional and scholarly review sources or are on topics currently in the news.

Stop by the lobby at any point between August 5th to September 22nd and browse the display, or view the list online here. We will continue to add new books that catch our eye as they arrive, so check back often!