The Bentley Library will only be open to current Bentley students, faculty, and staff this fall. Please use the main entrance across from Adamian.
We will not be able to allow visitors from outside of the Bentley community at this time per campus COVID-19 health & safety plans. Please view the Back to Bentley Guidelines for Visitors & Guests for more information.
Occupancy will be limited and monitored. If the library is at capacity per state occupancy guidelines, you may need to wait to enter.
We will be using "occupancy cards" as a way to easily monitor how many open seats we have at any given time. When you enter the library you will pick up a card representing a seat or spot in the library. They are color coded by floor. You will be asked to return the card when you leave. As long as there are cards available, there will be a seat someplace in the building. Due to these occupancy limits, please be courteous to others and be mindful of your time in the building.
Furniture has been removed to enable social distancing and keep the library within the occupancy guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We ask that all visitors to the library do not move the furniture from its placement. Seats available are spaced a minimum of 6 ft. apart.
Please do not leave personal belongings unattended in the library. You cannot "save" your space by leaving bags, jackets, laptops, etc. Any unattended items will be collected and sent to the lost & found at Campus Police.
Group Study rooms are currently available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations cannot be made in advance this fall. You can make an on the fly reservation (for up to 2 hours) at the touch screens outside of the rooms. To view unoccupied rooms while in the building, take a look at the Reservation Calendar screen on the wall of the main floor lobby.
Please be sure to abide by the maximum occupancy number that is posted on each room and wear your face covering at all times while in the room.
IT Help Desk/Client Services
Access to and from the IT Help Desk through the main library will not be available. Should you need to visit the Help Desk, please use the outer entrance (across from Jennison) for direct access to the Help Desk.
The IT Help Desk website contains more information on services available in the fall as well as contact information.
ESOL will only be offering online appointments during the Fall 2020 trimester. Visit the ESOL Center website for more information and/or to book an appointment.
The Writing Center will have daily in-person hours from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tutors are available by booking an appointment. Visit the Writing Center website for more information about services available during the Fall 2020 trimester and/or to book an appointment.