Video Viewing/Bowles Room

The Video Viewing/Bowles Room is located on the lower level library and is named for Edward Bowles, a former Bentley trustee. He donated his personal library to Bentley, stipulating that the books be shelved together in a separate room. The collection comprises about 2600 volumes, with strengths in religion, European and Asian history, art, American literature, natural history, and photography.

The room also contains 8 stations designated to view VHS or DVD content. Equipment includes monitors with DVD/VCRs and audio amplifiers. Headphones for these stations can be checked out at the Library Services Desk. In addition to these stations, there is a microform reader which can be used to view either microfilm or microfiche. This reader can create a PDF of the content being viewed which you can then e-mail to yourself

Microform collections are also housed in this room.