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Search & Find Library Resources

A guide to discovering and accessing library resources


What is available?

Books on a shelfThe library provides access to over 400,000 book titles supporting all areas of study and research at Bond University. Most of these titles are ebooks with searchable content and accessible 24x7.

Physical books have automatic renewals, and can be requested "Click & Collect". Or you can request digitisation of a chapter for online delivery.

Searching for books

To discover books use Library Search.

Use the "Content Type" options to refine your search results to show only books and/or book chapters.

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

Screenshot showing content type filter for books in Library Search

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. Map it buttonMake 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

New Books in the Library

"New to Library" filter

When viewing your results in Library Search check the "New to the Library" facet to limit results to recent acquisitions.

Screenshot showing the New to Library facet



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 sign in to Library Search to place a Click & Collect request.

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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Unexpected Results

 Check the search scope you are using.

In general searching:

  • Everything
  • Bond Library Resources
  • Textbooks & Subject Resources

or the special scopes

  • Journals
  • News Articles