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Bentley Library Orientation: Getting to Know the Bentley Library

Get to know the Bentley Library through this general introduction to our resources & services.

Getting Books from Other Libraries Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Books and articles that are not available at the Bentley Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is a free service for all members of the Bentley community.

  • All ILL requests should be made using ILLiad, the online interlibrary loan system. Log-in to ILLiad using your Bentley username (email address) and network password.
  • Books requested via ILL are generally received within 5-10 days. You will be notified by email when the books have been received. ILL books are to be picked up at and returned to the Library Services Desk.
  • Articles requested via ILL are generally received within 1-7 days. You will be notified by email when the articles have been received. All articles can be downloaded in PDF format from ILLiad.

For further information, please refer to the Interlibrary Loan FAQs or contact Interlibrary Loan at interlibloan@bentley.edu or 781.891.2301.

Brandeis Borrowing Card

The Bentley Library subscribes to a borrowing card for Brandeis University. 

  • The borrowing card must be picked-up at the Library Services Desk and is valid for one week.
  • Faculty and students may borrow materials from the Brandeis Library by using this card.
  • Patrons are bound by the borrowing policies and rules of the Brandeis Library.
  • Patrons who borrow materials from the Brandeis Library are responsible for returning the materials to Brandeis.

Questions regarding the borrowing card should be directed to Library Services at 781.891.2168 or libraryservices@bentley.edu.

Waltham Public Library

Bentley University students may obtain a Waltham Public Library card with a photo ID and proof of current address. The Waltham Public Library card is also valid at all other Minuteman Library Network (MLN) libraries.  For more information, please call the Waltham Public Library at 781.314.3425 or visit http://www.waltham.lib.ma.us.

Boston Public Library

Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Massachusetts is eligible for a Boston Public Library card, which grants access to the libraries’ collections and spaces.

If you are unable to visit the Boston Public Library in person, you may register online for a Boston Public Library eCard (virtual library card), which provides immediate access to all of the Boston Public Library's remotely-accessible electronic resources, including databases, digital magazines, downloadable audio, video, eBooks and music, and streaming media. You can learn more about BPL library cards at https://www.bpl.org/faq/getting-a-library-card/ and apply for a BPL eCard at www.bpl.org/general/circulation/ecards.htm