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.
Founded in 1970, the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) is a resource sharing consortium of academic and special libraries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As of 2018, Bentley University Library is a full member of the Boston Library Consortium.
Our membership grants Bentley students, faculty, and staff on-site access to most materials, services, and resources at other full member libraries. Materials can also be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Visit our Borrowing Beyond Bentley page for more information about borrowing from the BLC libraries.
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 the Waltham Public Library website.
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. Visit the BPL's website to learn more about BPL library cards and to apply for a BPL eCard.