Individual Membership


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Here we provide links to the excellent resources and services offered to library members.

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Library Members have been given a username and password to login and access their full complement of library resources and services. The login is via a service called Athens and the library membership login is referred to as your Athens login. Your Athens username is acerMemberNumber eg. acer12345. To avoid potential problems, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers when you log in to Athens.

Library requests

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

The first five copies and the first five loans, in a subscription year, are free of charge. Contact the library to discuss charges for additional supply. Library members visiting the library will not be charged for the supply of articles or loans.

Literature search requests

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

Services for Individual Members

Learn about the online resources included in your membership

Access many library member benefits exclusive to ACER including:

  • 50 000 educational books from Australian and overseas authors
  • 400 journal titles on education, research and psychology
  • easy, integrated online search across all resources
  • use of library facilities at 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell
  • borrowing and photocopying, in person or by remote assistance*

Online services offered:

  • daily alert to a selection of full text Australian education news via the Cunningham EdNews
  • weekly alert of new reports, books and journals
  • literature search service*
  • alert services by topic or for a selected journal
  • access to a range of full text journals
  • access to the Australasian Education Directory (AED)
  • access up-to-date research including the last three years of the Australian Education Index

* additional charges may apply

Become a Member

Why not join Australia's most comprehensive educational resource?

Independent researchers, tertiary students, professional learning providers, libraries, unions, education authorities and professional organisations are among those who enjoy access to the most comprehensive and current collection of educational research documents in Australia.

Subscriptions are suitable for both local and remote customers:

 12 months individual membership:  Australia $345, Overseas $314 AUD

Join the library today:  Apply for Individual Membership*

Prices include GST (Australia only). Subscriptions are for a calendar year (1 January to 31 December) therefore pro rata rates will apply.

* See Library Membership Agreement for terms and conditions

The library also undertakes consultancy work and develops databases under contract.