Off-campus Access to eResources

Most library databases can be accessed using your Bentley University username and network password. In most cases when a user is asked to provide a Bentley University username and password they will be authenticated via Bentley's proxy server. A limited number of electronic resources require that users first register with the database provider using valid Bentley University e-mail address (

While the library's catalog does not require users to authenticate, local or remote access users can use the Bentley University ID card to take advantage of many of the advanced features of the catalog -- including placing holds on materials, renewing materials, and checking due dates online.

What is My Network Password?

Your network password is the same password you would use when logging into a computer at Bentley, or your M: drive/department's N: drive. If you are a faculty/student/staff who has never logged into the Bentley network or your network password has been reset to default, you must change your password before you can login. You may do this on campus by logging into the network or you can remotely set up your network password, and then login. If you do not remember this password please call the help desk at x2854 (781-891-2854), and tell them you need help with your network password. Note: Remote users who access Library resources via the proxy server will need to have their web browser set to accept cookies.

Resources that Require Registration

A few library resources require users to create accounts before authentication will be granted.

  • Mintel Reports and MediaMark MRI require users to register using a Bentley University e-mail address.
  • Faculty members who wish to use Forrester Research should contact Stephen Tracey at 781.891.2302.
  • Students who wish to use Forrester Research should contact the Reference Desk at 781.891.2300.