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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.

Group Study Rooms

The library provides 21 state-of-the-art collaborative study rooms, which may be reserved in advance online using the campus wide EMS system, the Direct Spaces mobile app, or on-the-fly using the touchscreen panel mounted outside each study room. 

Designed to support the need for collaboration in a business university, 18 rooms feature large-screen LCD displays which automatically switch between room PCs and laptops, with 2 additional rooms featuring SMART boards. All rooms contain network ports and whiteboards; supplies such as dry erase markers and conference call telephones may be borrowed at the Library Services Desk. 

Study Room Policies

  • Students can make one reservation per day for up to two hours. 
  • Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • Empty rooms can be reserved on-the-fly using the panel mounted at the entrance of the room.
  • Rooms may only be reserved by Bentley students for assigned collaborative coursework. An individual student may use an unreserved group study room but may not reserve a room for individual use.
  • You must "check-in" to your reservation within 15 minutes of the start otherwise your reservation will be canceled. You can check in on the Direct Spaces app, on the EMS website, or at the panel outside the room.
  • Group study rooms are not soundproof. Keep conversations quiet.

Students who do not adhere to the group study room policies will be subject to having their reservation privileges revoked.

How to Make, Edit or Cancel a Reservation

  • Online and via the app: To learn more about how to make a reservation online via the EMS website or how to download and use the Direct Spaces reservation app, please see our Group Study Room page.
  • In the library: Use the panel mounted at the entrance of an empty room to use it immediately.
  • By phone: Call the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168.

To learn more about how to make a reservation online or how to download and use the app, please see our Group Study Room page.

Have Questions?

For further assistance please contact the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168 or

Other Study Spaces

In addition to the group study rooms, Bentley Library offers a variety of study spaces to suit any need including:

  • Individual study carrels
  • Cozy study "pods" and "nooks"
  • Tables
  • Public computer workstations
  • Comfortable soft seating with ottomans