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Getting Started @ the Bentley Library -- Online!

Learn all of the resources and services available to you through the Bentley Library online - no visit to our library building required!

Ways to Get Help & Contact Information

Reference Librarians can assist with:

  • Locating information both within and outside the Bentley Library
  • Recommending search tools
  • Developing a research strategy
  • Evaluating sources
  • Citing sources
Reference & Research Help Contact Information
In-Person Visit us at the Reference Desk during our hours.
Phone 781.891.2300
 Text 781.728.0511
 Live Chat Chat with a Reference Librarian

Research Consultations: Research Help by Appointment

Research Consultations are scheduled one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian Hours. 48 hours advanced notice required.

Spring 2022 Reference Librarian Hours

Sunday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday Closed

Eastern Time

Hours may change during the holidays and intersessions. For up-to-date information, check the library hours calendar.

If you have a question outside of our hours, feel free to send us an email at and we can respond when we return. You can also check if there is a Research Guide for your topic or search our Frequently Asked Questions to see if an answer is already available for your question.

Live Chat Help

Live chat help from a Bentley Reference Librarian is available during reference librarian hours. 

Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley University Librarians to guide you through research. Research guides can be developed around a specific class, subject area, or concern special topics

These guides will contain a map of best bet resources of where to find information and search tips to make the research process easier. A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more.


Recommended Research Guides