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Postgraduate Students

All current Post Graduate Students of Bond University can borrow from the Main and John & Alison Kearney Law Libraries

How do I borrow?
You need your current Bond University student ID card to borrow resources from the library.

How many items can I borrow and for how long?
Postgraduate students are able to borrow from the Library's collections of books, CDs, videos, DVDs and reserve items.

NumberType of ItemsLength of Loan
50Books28 days*
3CDs, Videos and DVDs3 days
23 Hour Reserve Items, of which one may be from Closed Reserve3 hours
37 Day Reserve Items**7 days


* Please note that if you borrow an item that has hold requests pending for other borrowers it may be borrowed for 7 days and cannot be renewed.
** 7 Day Reserve loans are being trialled in the Law Library in Semester 1, 2013.

How can I extend my loans?
Before the item is due back, you can extend your loans online, log in via the Library Catalogue. If the item is overdue, please contact the library for renewing, either in person, or by phone - 07 5595 1510 

How do I check my loans and reservations?
You can check the due dates of your loans and progress of your reservations by accessing your record through the Library catalogue.
You may place a reservation on an item that is currently out on loan. You will be notified when your reserved items are available for collection. 

What is the Reserve Collection?
This collection contains textbooks and audiovisual materials that are in high demand during the current semester. 

Reserve items are available for loan for:

  • 3 Hour Reserve: 3 three hours or overnight if borrowed within 3 hours of Library closing time.
  • 7 Day Reserve: 7 Days.

3 Hour Reserve Collection items may be renewed once at the Library's discretion. They may not be renewed by phone.

7 Day Reserve Collection items may not be renewed.  Holds may be requested for 7 Day Reserve items.

Are there penalties for late returns?
Please return or renew your loans by the due date. You will not be able to borrow any more items if you have overdue loans. You will also accrue demerit points for overdue loans and your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you accrue 1000 points. Examination results are withheld from students with overdue loans.

Type of ItemDemerit Points Accrued
Books and Multimedia10 points per day per item
CDs, Videos and DVDs50 points per day per item
3 Hour Reserve Items100 points per hour per item
7 Day Reserve Items200 points per day per item


 If you retain overdue books more than 4 weeks past the due date (or one week or less for high demand items*) the material may be deemed lost and a replacement cost including an administration fee will be charged to your account.

*High demand items include Reserve material, DVDs and items with holds pending.

Borrowing from other Libraries:

Document Delivery
The Library can obtain resources from other libraries to assist Bond Staff and Students with research and study. For further information please see Document Delivery.

Reciprocal Borrowing
Current staff and students of Bond University can participate in the reciprocal borrowing schemes to use the collections of other universities to assist them in obtaining information to meet their research requirements. Registration is valid until the 28th February the following year or final date of studies in the current year.

Staff and students from Bond University may register as reciprocal borrowers at most universities in Australia and New Zealand. A charge may apply at some universities. Please go to University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ)  for registration details, conditions and charges that may apply.


ask a librarian

For more information, please contact:

Bond University Library
Phone: +61 7 55951510
Email: library@bond.edu.au