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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!

InterLibrary Loan

Looking for a book or article that Bentley Library does not have access to? Use Interlibrary Loan!

Interlibrary Loan is a free service available to current Bentley University students, faculty, and staff. Interlibrary Loan is a resource sharing community of libraries around the world who borrow and loan materials. 

If you are a distance user of the Bentley Library, you are able to borrow the following materials through Interlibrary Loan:

  • Book Chapters (both from Bentley Library's print collection & from other libraries)
  • Articles

Look into your local public library!

Public Libraries

In addition to physical book and media collections, public libraries provide databases and electronic resources that can be accessed online using your public library card. Many public libraries also provide meeting rooms, museum passes, technology workshops, and job search resources.

Information for Massachusetts Residents

If you are a Massachusetts resident, you may obtain a borrowing card at your local public library which grants you remote access to research databases, online magazines, newspapers and journals, downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, digital magazines, and streaming media. Visit the Massachusetts Libraries website if you need help locating your local library.

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.

You can learn more about BPL library cards at https://www.bpl.org/faq/getting-a-library-card/ and apply for a BPL eCard at https://www.bpl.org/ecard/‚Äč

You can also look into getting a library card from the local public library in Massachusetts in addition to the Boston Public Library!