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In the Know @ the Bentley Library

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


Summer Reading: Popular Fiction & Nonfiction Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks

By Katie Leahy
July 19, 2022

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading and the Bentley Library has plenty of titles to choose from! Want to unravel a mystery? Explore a fantasy universe? Time travel with a historical fiction novel? Learn a new skill?

Search by title, author, or keyword in the Bentley Library Search if you already have something in mind and want to see if it is available at the library.


Audiobooks for a Summer Road Trip

By Kimberly Morin
July 18, 2022
Audiobook Display in Library Lobby (From July 18th  – August 31st).

Commute getting you down? Going on a summer road trip? Why not try listening to an audiobook!


Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2021/22

By Lisa Curtin
July 7, 2022
It's time to reveal the 13th annual Bentley Library Top 10!

Since 2010 we've been tracking the library's most popular books, DVDs, and OverDrive downloadable e-books and audiobooks based on the number of times they have been borrowed during the academic year (excluding items placed on reserve for a class)*. These annual "Bentley Bestsellers" lists are a great way to discover new books and films to explore!


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.