Australian Capital Territory University & Academic Libraries (ACTUAL)

ACTUAL was formed in 1998 to improve co-operation and resource sharing between academic libraries in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in response to a climate of declining library budgets.

Member libraries

Terms of reference

  • To increase the efficient and effective delivery of library and information services to tertiary institutions in the Australian Capital Territory by fostering active inter-library cooperation.
  • To provide a forum for active exchange of information and for sharing of expertise;
  • To ensure the provision of quality library and information services by cooperating in the provision of innovative information services;
  • To facilitate resource sharing between library members;
  • To jointly undertake collaborative projects to the mutual benefit of members; and
  • To provide a forum for the development of joint submissions to government, institutions and industry bodies on matters affecting the operation of tertiary libraries in the ACT.