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Extended Final Exam Study Hours Begin Monday, April 29

By Lisa Curtin

Planning your study sessions for finals? You'll be happy to hear that extended study hours will begin on Monday, April 29. The library will open at 6:30 a.m. on all weekdays and stay open until 2:00 a.m., excluding Friday & Saturday.

Additionally, the library’s classroom on the lower level (room 11) will be open throughout exams as a bonus quiet study space to accommodate more students. We expect the library to be busy during exams—please be respectful of those studying around you.  

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Hours Alert! Library Closed Saturday, April 27 for Spring Day

By Lisa Curtin

The library will be closed on Saturday, April 27, to accommodate the Spring Day concert being held on the Library Quad. No access to the building will be permitted and library services will not be available. The IT Help Desk will be providing remote support from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Saturday – visit their website for contact information.  

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Being "Open" About Cancer: Interview with Barbara Reul

By James Thibeault

While surviving cancer is a difficult endeavor, writing a book about the whole experience and publishing it with an open license is an additional struggle. When Barabra Reul, a music professor, was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2020, she underwent numerous radiation and chemo treatments. Reul is fortunately cancer-free and has written two memoirs, Perfect Timing (2021) and Right On Time (2023), which chronicle her treatment and battle with cancer. Both memoirs are completely free to the public with zero restrictions.

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Patriots' Day Weekend Hours: Saturday April 13 - Monday April 15

By Lisa Curtin

Bentley Library will be open throughout the holiday weekend with some minor modifications to our normal hours of operation. Please check the updated schedule before visiting:

Saturday, April 13:
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, April 14:
10:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 

Monday, April 15:
10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. 

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Bentley Library Wants to Hear from You! Answer Our Question of the Day.

By Lisa Curtin

Help the Bentley Library celebrate National Library Week! We'll be asking a Question of the Day Monday-Friday this week to get your feedback to guide the future of the library.

There are a few different ways you can participate:

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Solar Eclipse! Monday, April 8th.

By Anne Jorgensen

 

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People for the Planet Pop-up Library

By Kimberly Morin

[Update: Thanks to everyone who visited us at the festival! We've decided to keep the pop-up going for another week—you can find it in the library lobby. Stop by to browse and ask us for additional recommendations.] 

The Bentley Library will be participating in the People for the Planet Festival this Thursday, March 28, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Database Update! Introducing MRI-Simmons Catalyst

By Lisa Curtin

Introducing MRI-Simmons Catalyst

MRI-Simmons recently launched a new search platform, MRI-Simmons Catalyst. Like its predecessor MRI-Simmons Insights, Catalyst provides access to consumer demographic, psychographic, brand preference, and media data from the MRI-Simmons national consumer surveys. The Catalyst platform update offers a streamlined search process and new analytics and data visualizations.

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On Display: On Campus

By Macee Damon

Earlier this year, a book showing enthusiastic use by many hands and the signs of several aquatic adventures landed on my desk for replacement.

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Special Spring Break Hours: Saturday, March 9–Sunday, March 17

By Lisa Curtin

Wondering if the library is open during spring break?  Yes, yes we are! Please be sure to check our modified spring break hours to ensure we're open before visiting. We'll be here if you'd like to borrow books and movies, pick up a museum pass, catch up on some work, or simply to enjoy the quiet. 

Spring Break Hours

Saturday 3/9 & Sunday 3/10:
closed

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