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  • How can I access AustLit?

    AustLit relies on income from subscriptions paid by research and education institutions, and libraries. Without this income, AustLit would cease to operate.

    Please support AustLit by asking your library to subscribe.


    AustLit is available to patrons of subscribing libraries, educational institutions, other organisations, and individuals. Currently, all registered users of subscribing libraries or institutions have full access to AustLit for personal research only. This means personal subscriptions must not be used by teachers to prepare for teaching Australian texts. Schools are encouraged to subscribe to AustLit so that their teachers, students, and teacher librarians have access to the best resource for Australian literary studies available. 

    Registered users of almost all Australian universities, the National Library of Australia, Australian state libraries and a number of local council libraries around the country have access. 

    Visit the website or catalogue of your local, state or territory library or of the National Library of Australia, and use your library membership details to access AustLit. Access by users of subscribing libraries and other organisations must comply with the terms and conditions specified by the subscribing library.


    Universities

    At universities around Australia, access is usually provided through the catalogue of your subscribing library or by IP address recognition if you access AustLit on-site. Search for 'AustLit' in your university library catalogue and you will find details about how to gain access.


    Primary and Secondary Schools

    Please contact us for details of access. Schools can also take out a subscription to enable full school-wide access both on- and off-site, via URL referral and/or IP recognition.

    We offer very generous discounts to consortia arrangements for schools associations or collectives.


    Local Libraries

    Check with your local library to see if they subscribe. Why not suggest they do so if they don't currently make it available?


    International users

    A number of international research libraries subscribe to AustLit. Check with your university library, major state or public library to find out if you have access. Individual subscriptions are also available. Contact us for details.


    Individuals

    Registered patrons of Australian libraries, such as National, State and territory libraries, may have full access to AustLit through their membership of those libraries. Visit the website or catalogue of your local, state or territory library or of the National Library of Australia, and use your library membership details to access AustLit. Access by users of subscribing libraries and other organisations must comply with the terms and conditions specified by the subscribing library.

    Please contact your library if you need help.

    If you are not a member of such a library, or if your library does not subscribe to AustLit, please contact us for access details. Individual subscriptions are available.


    ORGANISATIONS

    If you are seeking access on behalf of your organisation, please email us with the details of your requirements, and we will forward access details to you.


    Guest access

    In certain circumstances, we will provide guest access for a limited time. However, we encourage researchers to use the service through a subscribing institution whenever possible. Please contact us for details.


    Australian Authors - creative writers, critics, researchers

    Please contact us for access details. We are happy to provide guest access for you to view details about your work. We welcome receiving updates to AustLit entries relating to works and activities within our scope.


    Volunteers

    We welcome approaches from independent scholars who would like to participate in building this amazing resource. If you have an area of interest you would like to build content around, or would like to help us index poetry, short stories, criticism, the literary content in old newspapers, get in touch for free access, and a crash course in indexing.


  • How do I subscribe to AustLit?

    If you wish to find out information about subscribing to AustLit, please contact us for pricing details or read on.

    Who can take out a paid subscription to AustLit?


    Primary and Secondary Schools

    Please contact us for details of access. Schools can also take out a subscription to enable full school-wide access both on- and off-site, via URL referral and/or IP recognition.

    We offer very generous discounts to consortia arrangements for schools associations or collectives.


    AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

    Australian tertiary institutional subscriptions are generally managed by via CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians). Contact CAUL to manage your subscription to AustLit.


    LOCAL AND STATE LIBRARIES

    State Library subscriptions are generally managed via NSLA (National and State Libraries Australia). Please contact NSLA to update your AustLit subscription.

    If you are a State Library interested in taking out a subscription on behalf of local and regional libraries in your state, such as State Library of Queensland, for example, please contact us directly.


    ORGANISATIONS

    Subscription costs for organisations depend on their size, please contact us for further information about subscriptions, or let us know if you are interested in negotiating a partnership.

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