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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.

About the Bentley Library

The Bentley Library provides the space and resources for research, quiet study, and collaboration. Library staff have the expertise to teach you how to utilize the collections, conduct research, and organize and evaluate information. The Princeton Review ranked Bentley University #16 for Best College Library in the 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges. 

Library resources and services include: 

  • Open 108 hours in a typical week; Reference services provided 75 hours per week
  • 1 Express Self-Checkout station utilizing RFID technology
  • 187,000 print volumes and 205,000 eBook volumes
  • 140+ online research databases provide access to journals, newspapers, reports, analysis & statistics
  • 55,000 full-text online journals
  • 700 current periodical subscriptions
  • 2,700 OverDrive downloadable eBook and audiobooks
  • 7,300 DVDs
  • 40,000+  streaming educational videos from Films on Demand, Kanopy & Swank
  • 600+ audiobooks (CD)
  • Interlibrary Loan - request books, articles, and other materials that are not owned by the Bentley Library
  • Borrowing cards for Brandeis University library
  • Museum Pass Program providing free & discounted admission to several Boston-area and U.S. museums.
  • 24 group study rooms with online reservation system
  • 218 study carrels
  • 123 computer workstations
  • Wireless network throughout the building; network ports available at all seats and study carrels
  • Printers (B/W & color), scanners, photocopiers and fax machine
  • Video-viewing stations
  • Day-use lockers
  • Seating for 773

The Bentley Library also houses the Bentley Writing CenterESOL CenterComputing Services Help Desk, RSM Art Gallery and Deloitte Cafe (featuring Einstein Bros. Bagels).