Yes, with restrictions. Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not available. Many study rooms are limited to single occupancy; some of the larger rooms accommodate two people. Please check the occupancy sign posted on each room.
Yes. Face coverings are required in all library spaces at all times, including in study rooms, study carrels and pods, and at study tables. For more information about Bentley’s Face Coverings policies, please visit https://www.bentley.edu/backtobentley/healthandwellness.
Yes. Printers and scanners are available. Please maintain 6 feet of distance while waiting to use the equipment, and wash or use hand sanitizer before and after using any shared equipment in the library.
Food will not be permitted in the library. Beverages are allowed, and it is permissible to very briefly pull down your face covering to take a sip of a beverage. You are not allowed to remove your covering or pull it down for an extended period of time.
Library staff are following all state and university COVID-19 public health guidelines. These include maintaining physical distance, wearing face coverings, frequent handwashing/disinfecting and performing a health self-check before coming to campus. Library staff who can work from home will do so. For the reopening of library spaces, additional measures include:
No. It is not necessary to clean or disinfect library materials given the precautions our staff will be taking, and it may damage the materials. We encourage users to practice good hand hygiene when using any library materials.
No. We regret that we cannot welcome everyone in person, but at this time only current Bentley students, faculty and staff are allowed in the library. We remain closed to alumni, community users, and visitors until further notice.
Per Bentley University guidelines, any off-campus students wishing to come to campus should be enrolled in the testing program. Please view the guidelines specifically for off-campus students for instructions on how to enroll in the weekly testing program and information about visiting campus.
Students in the testing program receive a wristband after they have been tested which is needed to enter the library. You will also need a valid Bentley ID to use the card-swipe to enter the building.
If you have questions visiting campus and testing, contact info for student help is located on the bottom of the Back to Bentley page.