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Fall '23 Update: New Study Room App, New Online Resources, and More!

Welcome back, Falcons! We hope you had a great summer and are ready for a new academic year. In case you missed our email update, here's a rundown of our new resources and a few important tips and reminders.

New For You

New Group Study Room App

Download the new Direct Spaces app (available on both iOS and Android) to book a group study room from your mobile device. You can also make room reservations using the University’s EMS website or on-the-fly using the touch panels outside each study room.

New Online Resources – & PsycINFO

The library added two new online resources this summer:

  • - We are pleased to offer a special subscription to which provides unlimited digital access to the website, including streaming Bloomberg TV 24/7, live radio, podcasts and narrated articles. Visit the guide for more information on how to get started. This subscription joins our other special news subscriptions to The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Directions on how to access those subscriptions can be found on the Current News guide.
  • PsycInfo (ProQuest) - APA PsycInfo® indexes and provides abstracts for international literature on psychological research and its applications. Source types include peer-reviewed journals, books and chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, and more. This database is available via the library’s Databases A-Z page.

Tips and Reminders

Using Group Study Rooms – Policy & Procedure Reminders

The Bentley Library provides 21 group study rooms to be used for collaborative coursework and studying. Study room policies:

  • Students can make 1 reservation per day for up to 2 hours, up to 2 weeks in advance
  • Group study rooms can only be reserved for groups, meaning 2 or more people. An individual can use an empty room, but they cannot reserve a room. Groups will take priority and can ask an individual to leave a room.
  • You must check-in to your reservation within 15 minutes of the start otherwise your reservation will be canceled. You can check in on the app, on the EMS website, or at the panel outside the room.

Using Computers, Printers, & Scanners 

The library provides computers and printers (color and B&W) for you to use if you need one. 

  • Don’t forget to connect your laptop to the Falcon Printing network! Check your laptop now to see if it is configured to print to Falcon Print and Falcon Color Print so that you won’t run into printing issues when you’re in a rush.
  • Information about installing the Bentley print drivers on your laptop is available on the Falcon Printing website. You will also find information about printing funds and costs on that site.  If you need additional help, please contact the IT Help Desk.
  • Scanners can be found in the print rooms on the lower and upper level of the library. You can scan a document or book chapter into pdf format and email it to yourself. Use of scanners is free. 

Using Course Reserves

Does the syllabus say that a book or other item is on reserve or available at the library? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Course Reserves are select books, book chapters, articles, DVDs, and other resources that your professors have put aside either on physical reserve in the library or electronic reserve in your course Brightspace site. Please note that although the library does not automatically have course textbooks, it is possible that your professor has placed a textbook on reserve for your class.
  • Here’s how to find course reserves:
    • Use the Library Search to search by course name, course code, or instructor to see what items your professor has put on reserve for your class and are available to check out.
    • Online, electronic course reserves can be found in the “Resources” module of the Brightspace site for your class.  

It’s always worth checking the library first before you purchase anything. Even if something hasn’t been put on reserve specifically for your class, we may have a copy in the stacks that you can borrow or have access to an electronic version via one of our many online databases.

Start Your Research Here

The library’s website,, is your starting point for accessing resources and conducting research.

  • Library Search - Use the Bentley Library Search box on the library’s homepage to discover books, ebooks, articles, streaming films, journals, and so much more. Log in to your library account before searching for the best results and ease of access to online resources. 
  • Databases - From article databases to specialized business resources (e.g., IBISWorld, Mintel, Mergent, Statista, Gartner), the library provides access to more than 150 databases to help you with your research and coursework. A full list of databases can be found on the Databases A-Z page. You can access these from both on and off campus.

Get Research Help

  • Reference librarians are here to help you with your research! We can help you locate information inside and outside Bentley Library, select the best databases to use for your topic, develop a search strategy, construct searches, and cite sources. We offer drop-in help at the reference desk and via chat, email, phone, and text. Consultations (in-person and Zoom) are also available by appointment. Visit the Research Help page to view our contact information and reference desk hours.
  • Research Guides are curated lists of resources created by Bentley University Librarians to help you identify the best sources for your research. Research guides are developed for specific classes, subject areas, and special topics. Visit the Research Guides homepage to view the full list.

Library Hours

  • The library is typically open Sunday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. when classes are in session. Hours may change during holidays and unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Check the online calendar or the daily hours display on the library homepage to view library, research help, IT Help Desk, and Einstein café hours before you visit. 

Stay Informed & Connected 

Keep an eye on your inbox for our regular In the Know newsletter, and follow @BentleyLibrary on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates, news, events, and photos.  

If you have any questions please visit, call 781.891.2300, text 781.728.0511, send us an email, or visit the library website to use our live chat. 

We look forward to seeing you in the library this semester.