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Borrowing Material From the Library

 

All active Bentley students, faculty, and staff have library borrowing privileges. Your Bentley ID acts as your library card to check out items at one of our two self-check stations or at our staffed service desk. Bentley alumni can apply for a University ID at the Bentley University card office and can then register for borrowing privileges. Waltham Residents can apply for borrowing privileges by bringing proof of residency and a photo ID to the Library Services Desk.

Returning Items, Renewing Loans, and Placing Holds

Items borrowed from the Bentley Library may be returned at the following locations:

  • The Library Services desk, located on the main level.
  • The bookdrop on the left side of the main entrance

Manage your own library account by logging into My Library Account, where you can:

  • View a list of your checked-out items, due dates and pending hold requests
  • Renew books, DVDs, etc. Interlibrary Loan renewals must be requested here
  • Place Holds on books and DVDs using the Request feature
  • Save your preferred search queries (e.g., for an author or subject) for future use 
  • Subscribe to notifications to alert you when items are added that match your saved query
  • Pin items to your Favorites to keep track of the books you would like to read and the DVDs you would like to watch
  • See your search history

Fines and Fees

Courtesy notices are sent via email 3 days before items are due. Overdue fines are assessed when items from the following collections are returned after the due date or time:

  • Reserves: $1.00/hour
  • DVDs: $1.00/day

Lost items will be assessed at cost of replacement plus a nonrefundable processing fee of $25.00.

Fines can be paid at the Library Services Desk with cash or check. Students have the option of having their fines added to their Student Account at University Financial Services; please contact the Library Services Desk for more information.

Loan Periods

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks with 2 renewals. Renewals can only be granted if no one is waiting to use the item:

  • Stacks
  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Careers
  • Oversize
  • Faculty Publications
  • Bowles Collection

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. You may check out up to 10 DVDs at a given time.

Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out and can only be used while in the library.

Books from our permanent stacks collection (including Oversize) circulate for 1 semester with 2 renewals.

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks with 2 renewals

  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Careers
  • Faculty Publications

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. 

Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out and can only be used while in the library.

Books from our permanent stacks collection (including Oversize) circulate for 1 semester with 2 renewals.

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks with 2 renewals

  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Careers
  • Faculty Publications

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. 

Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out and can only be used while in the library.

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks with 2 renewals. Renewals can only be granted if no one is waiting to use the item:

  • Stacks
  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Careers
  • Oversize
  • Faculty Publications
  • Bowles Collection

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. You may check out up to 5 DVDs at a given time.

Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out and can only be used while in the library.

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks. Renewals can only be granted on a case by case basis.

  • Stacks
  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Oversize

DVDs are not available for check-out.

Reference books and periodicals can only be used while in the library.

If you plan on borrowing materials, please make sure to obtain a BLC Consortium Card from your home library before visiting Bentley. Please also make sure to bring your university ID.

Books from the following collections can be checked out for 4 weeks with 2 renewals. Renewals can only be granted if there isn't another patron waiting to use the item:

  • Stacks
  • Popular Reading
  • Audio Books
  • Careers
  • Oversize
  • Faculty Publications
  • Bowles Collection

DVDs can be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. You may check out up to 5 DVDs at a given time.

Reference books and periodicals cannot be checked out and can only be used while in the library.