About AU Library's Collection

The collection is made up of over 150,000 books and audio-visual items, more than 200,000 e-books and online access to approximately 65,000 journals. The collection has been developed primarily for two purposes:

  • to support courses and programming
  • to support research in distance education

AU Library houses The Reverend Edward Checkland Collection, one of the finest collections of materials on the subject of distance education.