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Services for teaching

Support for teaching

The key Library goals in supporting teaching are:

  • to build sustainable resources and digital infrastructure to support expanding modes of teaching, learning, research and scholarly communication
  • to expand and strengthen the Library’s educational impact through collaborative partnerships.

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Faculty Librarians are key team members for achieving these goals. They facilitate communication between the Library and each Faculty to match services and resources to academic requirements. Your Faculty Librarian can also provide support and training on information skills; assistance locating resources for teaching; advice on embedding resources and information skills into iLearn subject sites.

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Subject resources

Resource Lists

To meet copyright and licensing obligations, book chapters and journal articles must be managed by the Library rather than uploaded directly to iLearn. The Library provides a Resource List service that plugs in directly to your subject sites in iLearn.

Resource Lists are a consistent way that students can access and engage with the resources you recommend to them, including textbooks, videos, reports, articles and website links. Online and streaming video content can be added to your resource lists. This includes licensed Library content as well as video sourced from online sites such as Vimeo and Youtube.

Check out these online guides to using the system.

Your Faculty Librarian can help you get started.

Physical Reserve

The Reserve Collections in the Main and Law libraries contain hard copies of materials that are in high-demand to support teaching programs. Items are available to students on short loans of 3 hours. Usually, one copy of textbooks or DVDs is placed in the Reserve Collection with additional copies on 7-day loan.

  • Tag the citation in your resource list with "Add to Course Reserve". If you are not using a resource list contact your Faculty Librarian.

You can check in Library Search or your Resource List to confirm availability of items in the Reserve Collection.


In your resource list, you can easily see if the Library already has access to full-text articles or ebooks. For citations where we don't have licensed content, the Library can digitise one chapter or article, or make 10% of a work available at any one time on behalf of the whole University. In cases where permission has been obtained from the copyright holder, these can also be managed by the Library. In your resource list:

  • Add the citation details
  • Upload a pdf if you already have a copy
  • Tag the citation with "Scan to eReserve"
  • Links to digitised content will be available to students within the resource list

The Resource List Guide for educators includes full details and videos on how to use the service.

Check the Guide

If you are not yet using the Resource List service, or have other special requirements contact your Faculty Librarian, who can also assist with identifying alternative resources in cases where copyright prevents digitisation.

If you have any requests for a resource required in an accessible format, please contact the Library:

Antoinette Cass
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 7 5595 1523

TrainingCopyright Compliance Traning

The Library has launched the Copyright Compliance Training course for Bond educators and researchers. 

To access the course, go to iLearn > Communities > Bond HR Learning & Development > Copyright Compliance


The Copyright for Staff guide contains important information to assist Bond University staff maximise the creation and use of print, online and audiovisual materials while meeting copyright obligations. The guide covers topics including:

  • media formats
  • 3rd party content used in presentations and lecture recordings
  • suggestions for copyright-friendly images and media

Copyright checking is done automatically on items you add to a resource list, and we will contact you with ideas for alternatives if the resource cannot be made available to students.

Check the guide

Faculty Librarians develop guides on request to provide support for your subjects. They work in collaboration with academic staff to ensure the guides cover the needs of students. Ideas for guides to support teachers as well as students are welcome.

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Information Skills

The Library aims to enhance lifelong learning and contribute to the development of a 'Unique Bond Graduate' through the teaching of information skills both face to face and hands-on. The Faculty Librarians work with academic staff developing course materials to embed information literacy in to the curriculum. The Library provides:

  • hands-on training in information search strategies and tools
  • course-integrated, subject-specific instruction based on learning outcomes

Contact your Faculty Librarian

The Library has developed two self-paced online courses that students can complete and evidence in Beyond Bond. You are also welcome to complete them yourself, or recommend them to your students.

These courses cover digital literacy and core information skills.

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Access to resources

If the item you need to borrow is on the shelf in the Library or currently on loan to someone else, you can place a Click & Collect request via Library Search.

You can also request a digital copy in Library Search for a portion of a book, or a journal article from the print collection.

If the library doesn't have the item you're after, you can place a request for it in Library Search and we'll attempt to supply it from another library for you, or purchase it for the Library's collection. Delivery time for digital chapters and articles is usually less than 1 day!

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As an educator your workflows will take you to various databases and hundreds of scholarly websites. You won't always start at Library Search.

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension which allows instant PDF download of articles from hundreds of scholarly sites, as well as wikipedia.

Once the LibKey Nomad extension is installed it will automatically search for PDF access from library-subscribed electronic resources and Open Access content from Unpaywall. The Download PDF button will appear next to article citations or if full text isn't available an Access Options button will appear which will allow you to place a request for the item. 

Get Libkey Nomad  More Library tools and Apps

The Library collection includes over 125,000 titles plus 2,000 print journal titles, access to over 85,000 electronic journals, 200,000 ebooks and subscriptions to over 120 databases. With Library Search you can not only search for items physically in the library like books and DVDs, but you can also discover online resources like journals or newspaper articles.

Library Search is also where you can sign in to request books and articles, see your current loans and requests, save searches and results to your Collection for future use.

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Recommend a resource for the Library Collection

We highly value the input of Bond academics to help ensure that the Library's resources stay relevant and focused on Faculty and School needs. If a resource is important to your teaching, professional development or research please recommend it! 

Smaller one off purchases can generally be made immediately based on an academic's recommendation, subject to availability. 

Suggest a purchase

Any eligible items added to resource lists for teaching, that the Library does not already hold will be considered a purchase request. Just remember to request "Library Review". There is no need to email your Faculty Librarian.

New subscriptions are carefully considered based on a number of criteria including demand from staff and students, relevance to teaching, learning and research, and cost. Library Services maintains a balance of subscriptions that best meet the academic needs of the University. Note that subscriptions require an ongoing financial commitment from limited funds, amongst competing resources. In your recommendation it's helpful to indicate the subject(s) or program(s) this resource will support, or the reason you feel this resource would benefit teaching, learning or research at Bond.

Recommend to your Faculty Librarian

For more detailed information on how Library Services manages and develops Library collections at Bond, see the Collection Management and Access Policy.

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