Council of Australian University Librarians

Consortial Abbreviation: 
CAUL
Slogan or Motto: 
To transform how people experience knowledge – how it can be discovered, used and shared.
Brief Description: 

Since the first meeting of Australian university librarians in 1928 and the formation of the (then) Committee of Australian University Librarians in 1965, CAUL has sought to ensure a common voice and representation for all university libraries, provide a forum for discussion, and promote common interests.

Membership of CAUL is open to the University Librarian or equivalent of institutions which have representation on Universities Australia. The CAUL constitution was last amended in 2019. 

CAUL is an incorporated association, since 2019, now CAUL Inc.

The CAUL office  was established in 1995 and is located in Canberra, Australia.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Other Functions: 
advocacy/communication, benchmarking/statistics, quality and assessment, digital repositories; national borrowing program; statistics collection for universities in Australia and New Zealand; copyright advice
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 8169 Australian National University ACT 0200
Country: 
Australia
Generic Phone Number: 
+61 2 6125 2990
Fax: 
+61 2 6248 8571
Staff Contacts: 
Mark Sutherland, Content Procurement Manager, mark.sutherland@caul.edu.au - primary responsibility for CAUL Consortium
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
39
Number of Affiliate Member Libraries: 
25
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Special
Other Types of Members: 
Academic: 48 universities (39 from Australia, 8 from New Zealand, 1 from Fiji) plus 3 higher education institutions in New Zealand Special: 13 government departments or research organizations in Australian and New Zealand
Number of Staff: 
5.00