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In the Know @ the Bentley Library

4th of July Holiday Closure: Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4

By Lisa Curtin
June 27, 2022

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4. We will resume regular summer hours at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. View the online calendar for complete information about building and research help hours.


Database of the Month: Kanopy

By Matthew Van Sleet
June 23, 2022

In Spring 2022, Kanopy upgraded its website to a new design aimed at creating a more user-centered platform. Many of these enhancements were derived from user feedback and implemented to create a more intuitive viewing experience. Below are details of some of these improvements.

New Top Navigation
The top navigation bar of your library’s Kanopy website has been redesigned for simpler browsing, searching, and account management.


Introducing the new Bentley Library website

By Lisa Curtin
June 21, 2022

Last week you received a message about the new Library Search platform, and today we are happy to announce the launch of a new Bentley Library website! This completes a months-long process of building a user-focused portal to our collections, online resources, and services.


New Library Search has Arrived!

By Hope Houston
June 15, 2022

Today Bentley Library launched its new, cloud-based integrated library system (ILS) from ExLibris. The new Library Search provides a better user experience for finding print and electronic resources in one convenient search box.

Library Search can help you manage your research, too. When you sign into your library account you are able to:


Juneteenth Holiday Closure: Saturday, June 18 - Monday, June 20

By Lisa Curtin
June 13, 2022

In observance of Juneteenth, the library will be closed Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20. Regular summer session hours will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21. View the online calendar for complete information about building and research help hours.


New Arrivals! Books & Films Acquired in May

By Lisa Curtin
June 2, 2022

Finally have some free time for books and movies now that classes have ended? Check out the 150+ new items that we added to our collection in May! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to view the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.


Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Books & Films

By Lisa Curtin
June 1, 2022

Bentley Library and the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Planning Committee invite you to celebrate Pride Month with books and films that feature LGBTQ+ voices, experiences, histories, and themes. To help get you started, we have co-curated a pop-up display of books and DVDs that includes novels, memoirs, nonfiction, feature films, and documentaries.


Summer Session Hours: May 31 - August 22

By Lisa Curtin
May 31, 2022

The library's regular summer hours will be in effect during Bentley's Summer Sessions I and II — Tuesday, May 31 - Monday, August 22:

1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Memorial Day Holiday Closure: Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30

By Lisa Curtin
May 23, 2022

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the library will be closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. Regular summer session hours will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. View the online calendar for complete information about building and research help hours.


Database of the Month: Simmons Connect Plus on MRI-Simmons Insights

By Lisa Curtin
May 17, 2022

If you're a fan of the MRI-Simmons Insights database we have some great news for you! The library has recently renewed our subscription to MRI-Simmons Insights and added a new module to the platform—Simmons Connect Plus—that will provide detailed insights into the digital behaviors of consumers.