About us

Established in 1978, CAVAL is a consortium owned by some of the most prestigious Australian Universities. CAVAL's mission is to help Australian libraries and add value to the teaching learning environment.

CAVAL provides access to cost-effective and collaborative library support services to its members.

Our Strategic Plan 2023+

CAVAL's strategic plan sets out its direction from 2023. The plan covers our purpose, vision, guiding principles and goals.

Download the plan in pdf format (2.28MB) here

If you would like to be mailed a printed copy of the plan, please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, check out 'A Year in the Life of CAVAL', a short video that captures key strategic initiatives we undertook in 2018-19.