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Welcome Back! Updates & Tips for Fall 2021.

We are excited to welcome you back to the Bentley Library! Here are a few things we’d like you to know to help you have a successful start to the fall semester. 

Visiting the Library - Health & Safety

The Bentley Library will be operating in accordance with state and university COVID-19 public health guidelines. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face covering while inside the library. Please perform your daily health self-check and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Visit the Library Status and Services page for more information about visiting and using the library in person. We will be keeping that page updated throughout the semester. 

Hours

You can view the complete library hours calendar, including our online Reference Help hours, for the entire semester online. Hours are subject to change on holidays or due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Group Study Rooms  - New Reservation System & App!

  • Reservations for the library study rooms are now available through the campus wide Event Management System (EMS). You can book a room for 2 hours per day up to 2 weeks in advance using the online reservation system or the newly available app. Visit the Group Study Rooms page to make a reservation, learn about the technology available in the rooms, and view the study room policies. Be on the lookout for further communication in conjunction with the Student Center about how to download and use the app!

  • If you experience any problems viewing rooms on the EMS website or with downloading the app please contact Library Services to make a reservation. Visit the desk in person at the library, email libraryservices@bentley.edu, or call 781.891.2168.

Borrowing Library Materials and Using Course Reserves 

  • To minimize face-to-face interactions, we request that you use the library’s self-check machine to check out items being borrowed from the general collection. 

  • Search the Course Reserves site to see if your professor has set aside a copy of the textbook or other required materials for your class. These items are help behind the Library Services desk. You can also check the “Course Documents” section of your Blackboard site for any readings your professor may have put on electronic reserve.  

Online Resources - Free News Subscriptions, EBooks and More!

  • The library website is your portal to accessing online library services and resources. Your Bentley email address and password will grant you access to most online resources, including research databasesdigital book and audiobook collections, and streaming films via our website when you are off campus. Check out more details about accessing the library and our services online on our Getting Started @ the Bentley Library –Online! page. 

  • The library provides free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times online. Visit the Current News guide for registration details. All subscriptions are valid for one year and may renewed when they expire. 

  • Our OverDrive collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks with new titles regularly added. Read or listen to recent bestsellers or classics using the Libby app on your smart device!   

Research Help

  • Reference librarians are available to help you with your papers and assignments. Visit us in person, use live chat, email refdesk@bentley.edu. or text 781.728.0511 to get research, database, and citation help. You can also book an appointment for a research consultation either in person or via Zoom. The Reference Desk hours and contact information are posted on the Research Help page.  

  • Librarians have created research guides for popular topics and specific classes such as GB214 and GB320. The guides are a great help in getting started when doing research for projects and papers. 

Computers & Printers 

The library provides computers and printers (color and B&W) for you to use if you need one. To install the Bentley print drivers on your laptop, visit the Falcon Printing website. You will also find information about printing funds and costs on that site.  

Stay Updated

Keep an eye on your inbox for our regular monthly In the Know email, and don’t forget to follow @BentleyLibrary on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for updates, news, events, and photos. 

If you have any questions please contact us. Have a great semester!