Council of Australian University Librarians

To transform how people experience knowledge – how it can be discovered, used and shared.

CAUL is the peak leadership body for academic libraries in Australia. Full Members are the 39 University Librarians or equivalent in Australia and the 8 in New Zealand are Associate Members.

CAUL is an incorporated association, since 2019. CAUL Inc. provides a Content Procurement Service to members through the CAUL Consortium.

The CAUL office was established in 1995. The registered address is in Canberra, Australia, although the CAUL National Office now operates as a digitally connected virtual office with staff working remotely in three states across 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