School and organisation library members

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Research and resources

  • Library Search provides a single, integrated search across the library’s catalogue and many databases. Results will include links to references from subscription-based databases and full text will be available for public documents.
  • Members interested in professional reading may find it helpful to search directly via the library catalogue. This will limit a search to the library’s education research collection including books, reports and conference proceedings. While the collection is focused on Australian education, it does include international literature.
  • Use EdResearch Online to identify Australian education literature. Members are entitled to request documents not available in full text.
  • School and organisation library members can apply for an OpenAthens login, for a specific individual within their organisation, by emailing An OpenAthens agreement will then be sent, to be signed and returned by the individual. A login will be provided once the library has received the signed agreement.
    • OpenAthens allows the specified individual to access additional Cunningham Library databases and additional full text documents. Due to our licencing agreement with EBSCO, the OpenAthens login is only for the person nominated on the agreement and cannot be shared with other staff within your organisation, or outside of the organisation. Any content downloaded via the login would also be for the study purposes of the nominated individual staff member and not for restribution.

Library requests

Library members can request books, reports, conference papers and journal articles held in the Cunningham Library collection.

Loans and copy requests from the Cunningham Library collection are supplied to library members on request. Where possible copy requests will be supplied by email. Physical items will be delivered by Express Post. Library members will be responsible for the return costs.

Literature search requests

Research assistance is available from the Cunningham Library. See Literature searching for further information.

Visit the Cunningham Library

Members are welcome to make an appointment and visit the Cunnningham Library.

Membership inquiries


Request a phone call via email.