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Books & eBooks

What is available?

The library provides access to over 125,000 print books and 200,000 ebooks supporting all areas of study and research at Bond University.

Searching for books and ebooks

To discover books and ebooks use Library Search.

Use the Content Type options to refine your search results to show only books

If you want to find only ebooks, click Available online after you’ve searched. 

Refining results

Use Content Type to limit results to books.

Where to find books in the library

Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification in the Main Library and the Moys classification scheme in the Law Library.  

To find a book on the shelf, take note of its location and shelf number in Library Search. The shelf number will look something like this: RC123.654. Make your way to that shelf location in the library to find your book. Use the Map it button in Library Search to display a floor plan indicating the row of shelving.

Library Shelf Locations Level
Main Library A - NA 3
Main Library NA2000 - Z 4
Law Library All 2

Both the Main and Law Libraries also have a Reserve Collection. The Reserve Collection contains high demand books such as textbooks which are available for shorter loan periods.

Main Library – level 2, behind the Library Service Desk
Law library – level 2, next to the Library Service Desk

Find that book

One minute guide to finding a book on the shelf.

New books in the library

Subscribe to the following RSS feeds to get weekly updates of new books received in the Main Library or 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.

Get ebook ready

Set up your smartphone, tablet and computer with free ebook
Software. All you need to know about ebooks at Bond Library.

Get ready

Content on the Internet

Books are easy to find on the Internet as there are many reputable sites selling books and eBooks. Most scholarly books require purchase unless they have been published as an open access work or their copyright has expired. Bond students and staff can save money by checking Library Search first.

Google Books and WorldCat are good options for finding books. If you need a book that is not available in the Library, you can request the item to borrow from another library, or for recently published books you could suggest it for purchase.

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Borrowing & access

The number of books you can borrow and the length of the loan depends on whether you are a staff or student.

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Copyright for students

When searching for free, online books be sure to check the terms and conditions of use, and that they do not infringe copyright. This guide can help explain how students can meet their copyright obligations.

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Requesting from other libraries

Staff and students can request items such as books and articles that are not held by Bond Library. 

Click & Collect requests

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

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