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In the Know @ the Bentley Library

On Display: Legendary Characters: Myths and Superheroes

By Macee Damon, Danielle Krcmar
October 3, 2022

Mythologies offer insights into human nature and each culture's beliefs about the world. Many contemporary authors, artists, and cartoonists are building new narratives on the foundations of myth to offer a shift in perspective.


Database of the Month: Transparent Languages Online

By Macee Damon
September 26, 2022

Transparent Languages Online provides learning materials and paths for over 100 languages, including English. Activities incorporate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Learners can follow the standard paths provided, or customize their own. 


Textbooks at the Library? Maybe! Here's How to Check...

By Lisa Curtin
September 15, 2022

We are often asked if we have course textbooks. The answer is, "maybe".

Although the Bentley Library does not purchase textbooks, it is worth checking to see if (1) your professor has placed a copy of the textbook on reserve or (2) your textbook happens to be in the library's regular book collection.

(1) Check Course Reserves


RSM Art Gallery: Touching the Pond, an installation by AJ Rombach, opens Sept. 15

By Lisa Curtin
September 9, 2022

Please join us in the RSM Art Gallery for the opening of Touching the Pond on September 15. The artist talk will start at 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. AJ Rombach will discuss their work on exhibit - landscape paintings on canvas and on ceramic tile, ceramic relief symbol portraits, and wood bird sculptures.  

Touching the Pond 
AJ Rombach
September 15 - October 14, 2022


Library News, Reminders & Tips for a Successful Fall Semester!

By Lisa Curtin
September 8, 2022

Welcome Back Falcons! We hope you are having a good first week of classes! As you settle back into the routine of studying and schoolwork here are some important library updates, reminders, and tips to help you have a successful fall semester.

New Library Search & Website Launched this Summer

We had a busy summer here at the library, launching a new Library Search tool and a new website in the month of June. In case you missed those announcements, here is a recap of the big news: 


Library Hours for Fall Semester

By Lisa Curtin
September 5, 2022

Welcome back, Falcons! We look forward to seeing you in library soon, whether it's to study, borrow books, get research help, print, or just to relax between classes. The library's regular fall semester hours are:

10:00 a.m. - midnight

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - midnight

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Library Open House for New Students, Fri. Sept. 2, 1:30-3:30pm

By Lisa Curtin
August 31, 2022

Welcome, new Falcons! Library staff are excited to meet you and want you to feel at home at the Bentley Library. We invite all new undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students to visit the Library Open House on Friday, September 2, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Library Closed Labor Day Holiday Weekend: Sat. 9/3-Mon. 9/5

By Lisa Curtin
August 31, 2022

In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5. We will start our regular fall semester hours at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6. View the online calendar for complete information about building and research help hours.


On Display: Banned and Challenged Books

By Anne Jorgensen
August 29, 2022

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Banned Books Week, a week that celebrates the freedom to read and condemns censorship at all levels. This past year has been particularly fraught for librarians and educators as we try and stem the rise in literary challenges. In 2021 there were 729 challenges to 1597 books compared to 156 challenges to 273 books in 2020. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom notes, “This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials.


Special Library Hours: Saturday, August 20 - Monday, September 5

By Lisa Curtin
August 17, 2022

Summer session ends this week! We hope all of you are able to enjoy some fun and relaxation in the two week break before the fall semester begins.

The library will be closed nights and weekends while classes are not in session - Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, September 4.  We will also be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Regular semester hours will resume with the start of classes on Tuesday, September 6. 

Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, September 4