On Display: Best Books of 2017

Best Books of 2011Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to read more in 2018, we have just the thing you get you started…our 9th annual Best Books display! This year we have combed through 20 year-end best books lists* to bring you over 130 of the top titles published last year. The display includes fiction and nonfiction, print and audio. You’ll find wildly popular bestsellers alongside books that were critically acclaimed yet didn’t receive as much mainstream attention.

Stop by the library’s lobby to browse, or view the entire listing online. Click the “Request” button to place books on hold. If you don’t find anything of interest at first glance please keep checking back. We will add books to the display as new acquisitions arrive and currently checked-out books are returned.

Many of these books are also available as downloadable and streaming eBooks and audiobooks via the library’s OverDrive digital collection. For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Happy reading!

Best Books of 2017

* Lists consulted: AudioFileBloomberg, Booklist, The Boston Globe, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, NPR, Publishers Weekly, strategy+business, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

New Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks for the New Year!

The new acquisitions lists for December have been posted! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks

Is it Time to Renew Your Free NYTimes.com Pass?

new york times It’s been just about a year since we announced that current Bentley faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive free access to the NYTimes.com via the library’s group pass subscription! If you registered for a pass when we first launched, your subscription has probably expired, or it will soon. All NYTimes.com accounts will expire on their one year anniversary.

Don’t despair, it’s easy to renew your Bentley Library group pass subscription following these steps:

  1. While on-campus, go to http://www.nytimes.com/grouppass
  2. Click on Already have an account? Log in here. Login with the same username and password that you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot password? link.
  3. You will see an on-screen confirmation that your pass has been reactivated, the new expiration date, and an option to add a calendar reminder for next year.

group pass activation confirmation

If you have any questions about creating or renewing your NYTimes.com group pass account please contact the Reference Desk.  Stop by, call 781.891.2300, or email refdesk@bentley.edu.