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 vision, mission & values


To offer our libraries creative solutions that facilitate learning and research and enrich the communities we serve.


CAVAL provides services, skills and solutions to drive growth and innovation, by partnering and collaborating with change-makers in the library and information industries.



  • We take responsibility for our actions - we say what we do, and we do what we say
  • We strive for excellence and innovation through initiative and leadership


  • We respect all individuals and value their contributions
  • We embrace our differences, diversity is our strength


  • We work collaboratively and build relationships based on trust and mutual respect
  • We support each other and are ready to lend a hand to achieve common goals


  • We value a fair, open and honest culture in everything we do
  • We share information, we listen and we welcome feedback