We regret that we cannot welcome everyone in person, but at this time only current Bentley students, faculty and staff are allowed in the library. We remain closed to alumni, community users, and visitors until further notice.
Visit our Back to the Bentley Library (Fall 2020) page for more information and the latest news.
All Bentley University alumni are welcomed back to the Bentley Library to use the library’s physical and online services on-site, and to take advantage of other library resources and services as described below.
Alumni may use their Bentley University alumni ID card to borrow materials from the Bentley Library (see borrowing privileges below). To receive your Bentley University alumni ID card, please visit the Card Office in the University Police Station, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
Alumni may use their Bentley University alumni ID card to borrow materials from the Bentley Library.
Alumni may borrow the following materials:
Alumni may use the following materials on-site only:
Alumni are not eligible to use the Bentley Library’s OverDrive downloadable book collection, Interlibrary Loan services, or museum passes, but your public library may offer these services.
If you have questions about using or borrowing library materials, please contact the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168 or email@example.com. More information about Bentley Library loan periods and fines is available at library.bentley.edu/services/loanperiodsfines.asp
Alumni are granted access to most of the library's online databases and electronic resources while on campus using a library computer. However, some resources are restricted to current faculty, students, and staff. If you are interested in using a specific database, please contact the Reference Desk at 781.891.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org before visiting to verify that alumni are permitted on-site access to that resource.
Licensing agreements prevent the library from providing off-campus database access to users who are not currently Bentley University students, faculty or staff.
Alumni are welcome to use library computers, although priority for computer use is given to current Bentley University students. Computers may not be available for guest use during peak times.
Wireless network access is available via Bentley University’s guest wireless network - Bentley-Guest. Guest network login credentials may be obtained at the Library Services Desk or the Reference Desk.
All guests must adhere to the Bentley University's Acceptable Use Policy when using the guest network or any other Bentley resource.
Black-and-white and color printers are available for alumni to use in the library:
Scanners, photocopiers and a fax machine are available for alumni to use at no cost. Scanned documents can be emailed or saved to a flash drive.
During the Fall 2020 trimester Research help is available online via email, chat, and text.
Reference Librarian Hours - Fall 2020
Reference Desk Contact Information
Looking for old course descriptions, yearbooks, or student newspapers? You are welcome to view this archival material, but since some of our materials are located off-site, we ask that you call or email at least a week in advance to discuss the material you require. For all Archives inquiries, please contact Project Archivist Jaimie Fritz at 718-891-2269 or email@example.com.