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 walk through some of the spaces.
Keep a lookout 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, so please get in touch at any time. An easy way to contact us when librarians are available 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.
Locations & hours
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.
Books, journals and more
Library Search is where you can search our physical collections and most of our online resources.
Become an expert searcher by reviewing the tips in our guide to searching and finding Library resources.
Your Library Account
All students and staff have their own 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
- Monitor due dates of loans, and the status of any requests
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 Library's 'Reserve Collection', and many textbooks have eBook access provided by the Library.
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 you can search for your subject on the University website.
If you are buying second-hand textbooks, please 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.
Not just textbooks
We certainly have textbooks and other books and resources for research and study, but sometimes it's good to take a break and relax. The Library has you covered with the following resources:
Library Research Guides
Librarians prepare guides on specific subjects and research areas, topics, referencing styles, and plenty more. The guides will introduce you to library resources and information skills.
Printing and photocopying facilities are available in selected locations across the campus. You will need to associate your student card with the printing system.
Instructions can also be found near the printers, or ask for assistance at the service desks, or at the Print Shop.
We have a variety of study spaces across the Main and Law Libraries and the Multimedia Learning Centre to suit different learning styles and needs. Computer workstations, casual lounge areas, silent study zones, booths, individual study spaces and bookable study rooms are available.
Take a virtual tour
More support from the University
Academic Skills Centre
The Academic Skills Centre offer personalised help with one-on-one sessions, small group workshops and seminars to help with areas such as writing clearly and professionally, organising your ideas, studying effectively, referencing, and maths.