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On Display - A River Twice: Taking the Long View

By Danielle Krcmar, Macee Damon
February 13, 2023

Somerville artist Bradford Johnson works with images from the history of the pollution and rehabilitation of the Massachusetts Mystic River as a way of contending with his own Climate Change anxiety.


Books for Black History Month and Beyond

By Lisa Curtin
February 1, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month with books that amplify the history, culture, contributions, and stories of Black people in America. Browse our Black History Month virtual display and online collections for books by Black authors and books that honor Black voices and experiences. Check something out to read now and add a few items to your list to keep celebrating Black History Month throughout the year. 


Library Hours for Spring Semester

By Lisa Curtin
January 23, 2023

Welcome back to our returning Falcons, and welcome to all new first-year, transfer, and exchange students starting this spring! We look forward to seeing you in the library soon, whether it's to study, borrow books, get research help, print, or just to relax between classes. The library's regular spring semester hours are:

10:00 a.m. - midnight

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

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


RSM Art Gallery Exhibit: A River Twice - Painting by Bradford Johnson Opens January 25

By Lisa Curtin
January 18, 2023

A River Twice
Painting by Bradford Johnson
January 25 - February 26, 2023
Artist's website


On Display: Best Books of 2022

By Lisa Curtin
January 12, 2023

As we move forward into the new year, we are also taking a look back at the best of 2022 - best books, that is! Our 14th annual Best Books display celebrates the top books and audiobooks published in 2022.


Special Library Hours: Monday, January 9 – Sunday, January 22

By Lisa Curtin
January 9, 2023

The library's hours for the period of January 9 - January 22, 2023, which includes the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and wintersession classes, are:

Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 14 - Monday, January 16 (holiday)


Winter Break Closing: December 24 - January 8

By Lisa Curtin
December 20, 2022

Bentley Library will be closed during the University's winter break — Saturday, December 24 through Sunday, January 8. All staffed services will be unavailable during the break. The library will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023. Please anticipate longer turnaround times for any items you request or questions you submit while we are closed. 


Special Library Hours: Wednesday 12/21-Friday 12/23

By Lisa Curtin
December 20, 2022

Please note the following changes to the library's hours for the period of time after finals end and before winter break begins:

Wednesday, December 21
6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


Database of the Month: Insider Intelligence (formerly eMarketer)

By Lisa Curtin
December 14, 2022

As the result of the merger of two research firms—eMarketer and Business Insider Intelligence—the eMarketer database is now known as Insider Intelligence. Although the name has changed, the content and global coverage has not! Researchers will continue to find research reports, forecasts, performance metrics, charts, trends, and analysis. So, what changes will you notice? Insider Intelligence combines the strengths of both brands to provide robust coverage of five core areas:


Now Showing: 2022 International Education Photo Contest Winners & Finalists

By Lisa Curtin
December 8, 2022

Now showing in the RSM Art Gallery are the 2022 International Education Photo Contest category winners and finalists.