About

The John & Alison Kearney Law Library supports the learning, teaching and research of the Faculty of Law and is part of the exceptionally high quality learning experience enjoyed by Bond Law students. The Law Library provides access to an extensive range of materials, both online and in print. With respect to Australian material the collection aims to be comprehensive and with respect to other jurisdictions, particularly Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, material is collected in depth in relation to fields taught or researched within the Faculty. International commercial and trade law is another area of focus.

Today's Hours: 
Tel: +61 7 5595 1510
Location: Building 4
Features:

  • Group Study Rooms (2)
  • Chargebar
  • Computers & Wi-Fi
  • Printing & copying

Resources & facilities

Make the most of these handy guides on law and research topics to get ahead in your studies.

Level 3 of the Law Library is set aside for silent, individual study, with the exception of the two group study rooms. Students using the group study rooms are requested to keep noise to minimum and respect other users by not talking on the way to and from the rooms.

Level 2 of the Law Library is available for quiet individual or group study. Quiet conversation is permitted but students are requested to keep noise levels low and not impact on the ability of other students to study undisturbed.

Study Spaces on Campus

Group Study Room Bookings

Chargebar

Recharge your batteries! Plug in your phones and other mobile devices using the variety of adapters available at the chargebar located on Level 2.

Short loan lockers

Eight lockers are available for three hour loan from the service desk on presentation of a student ID card.

Semester lockers

28 lockers are available for semester loan to post-graduate law students only. The lockers must be borrowed in person on presentation of a student ID card from the service desk and are available from the start of each semester. Use of semester lockers is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • One locker per student per semester
  • Loans are not transferrable. Keys must be returned to the Law Library if discontinuing use.
  • Library Services reserves the right to open and inspect lockers at its absolute discretion, and may remove and dispose of any perishable items left in lockers. Material found in lockers that breaches the University’s Discipline Regulations will be reported.
  • Loans of lockers end at close of business on the last day of semester. Keys must be returned by close of business on that day
  • Items left in the locker at the end of semester shall be deemed lost property and given to Security
  • Library material not on loan to the borrower and found in a locker will cause the locker loan to be immediately terminated. The borrower is responsible for returning the key within 48 hours or will be charged for its replacement
  • Lost or unreturned keys incur a charge of $35
  • Library Services is not responsible for any loss of property from lockers

Students will be asked to agree to these conditions in writing.

The John & Alison Kearney Law Library houses a collection of specialized law resources in print and audiovisual formats. This collection includes an extensive range of primary and secondary information sources for Australia and many other jurisdictions.

Find in Library Search

Subscribe to the following RSS feed to get weekly updates of new books received in the Law Library.

Or open the feed link in a browser that supports RSS or has RSS browser addons/extensions.

How to subscribe to RSS feeds:
  1. Right-click the link and select copy
  2. Paste the link into the RSS Feed Reader
  3. The RSS feed is updated every Monday

Check for instructions specific to your RSS Feed Reader as each reader may have different instructions for subscribing to feeds.

If there is a book in the RSS feed that you are interested in and it's not available on the shelf you can log into your Library account and place a hold on it.

Consultations

Make an appointment with a law librarian, for one-on-one help with:

  • Literature searching
  • Choosing relevant sources
  • Setting up alerts to keep current
  • Reference management – EndNote & RefWorks
  • Citing with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 3rd edition