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Orientation

Welcome to Bond University, and welcome to your Library!

If you haven't had the opportunity to come to our lovely campus yet, please watch the 'Library Services tour' video below to take a virtual walk through some of the spaces.

Look for our how-to videos throughout the website and in Library Search. We try to put the videos where you might need them to refresh your memory or get started.

Remember, the Library is here to support you throughout your time at Bond.

Please get in touch at any time.  An easy way to contact is through online chat. The "Need Help?" buttons are in our website, Library Research Guides and Library Search so it's easy to start chatting.

Online chat is available during most business hours.

Student at the Main Library service desk

Books, Journals and More

The Library collection includes over 400,000 titles.

  • 320,000+ ebooks
  • 92,000+ physical titles (books, DVDS etc)
  • 80,000+ online journals.

Library Search is where you can search our physical collections and most of our online resources. In addition to the physical collections in the Main and Law Libraries we have a huge variety of online resources.

Textbooks

The first question most keen new students often ask is "Where can I get my textbooks?"

Copies of textbooks will be available to borrow from the Librarys Reserve Collections, and many textbooks have eBook access provided by the Library. Locations and links are usually on a Resource List in your iLearn subject site.

Not all subjects have prescribed textbooks, so look at your subject outline to check. Subject outlines can be found in your subject's iLearn site or search for your subject on the University website. 

When buying second-hand textbooks, ensure you are getting the correct edition and title, as you don't want to pay for a book that is no longer the set textbook.

Check the FAQs for all the details.

Resource Lists Guide for Students

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Your Library Account

All students and staff have a library account in Library Search. You can use your account to:

  • Borrow items - automatic renewals if items are not requested
  • Place requests:
    • click & collect
    • scanned articles or chapters
    • loans from other libraries
  • Save records and searches
  • Monitor due dates of loans, and the status of any requests

Borrowing & access

Overview of Library borrowing rules for physical items and conditions of access to the Library's online resources for staff and currently enrolled students.

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Renewing Loans

Your loans automatically renew the day before they are due back if there are no requests or if the maximum due date has not been reached.

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Requesting books & articles

Students and staff can place Click & Collect requests for items in the library or request items from other libraries such as books, chapters or journal articles.

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More services and resources

Library research guides

Explore guides compiled by librarians to share their knowledge of key information resources such as books and databases for particular subject or research.

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Read more about Library research guides

Printing & copying

Find out about printing and copying services in the Library and the print-on-demand-service available through the PrintShop for special printing needs.

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Read more about Printing & copying

Ask a Librarian

There are many ways you can get Library help. Search our FAQs, submit your question online, book a time with your Faculty Librarian for personalised assistance or drop in and see us at the service desks.

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Locations

Main Library

The John & Alison Kearney Main Library provides customer-focused, innovative services, resources and learning zones to suit groups and individual study needs.

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Law Library

The Law Library provides access to both online and print resources to support the learning, teaching and research of the Faculty of Law.

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Multimedia Learning Centre

The Multimedia Learning Centre is a technology-rich educational environment providing spaces for collaboration and individual learning.

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Study areas

The Libraries and the Multimedia Learning Centre are equipped with a large number of computers, networked printers and copiers. Wi-Fi is available throughout.

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Bond students are welcome to use both the Main and Law libraries, regardless of what you are studying. 

Hours vary throughout the semester to meet demand during peak study times. 

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Library Services Tour

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