The CPA Library collection provides members with access to information resources to assist them in their day-to-day work, education and professional development. It contains:
- Current titles, including extensive online and audio visual material, to keep members informed of accounting and business related issues
- Archives that contain material from CPA Australia’s corporate memory, including items authored by CPA Australia and its antecedent bodies as well as administrative records dating back to 1885
- A historical collection of items of significant importance that reflects the changing nature of the accountancy profession and the past prevailing business, economic and cultural conditions. The collection includes many first and subsequent editions of major Australian and international accounting and auditing texts, books and conference proceedings, many unique to CPA Library.
Walk-in libraries in Melbourne and Sydney contain material that can usually be requested by members in all Australian states. CPA Library also provides access to the following online resources.
- ProQuest: leading international accounting, business and management journals.
- e-Books: over 10,000 books covering diverse topics such as accounting, IT, leadership and project management
- PressDisplay: leading Australian and international newspapers, covering 1000+ mastheads available in numerous languages
- Emerald: Over 200 leading academic journal and e-Book titles
- Ask an information expert: submit your information requests, which CPA Library staff will research on your behalf
Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting: material presented on a rotating basis
CPA Library archives were renamed the Jill Bright Archives in 2008 in recognition of the 36 years of service and valuable contribution Jill Bright made to CPA Australia, including many years as CPA Library manager. CPA Library is also known as the C.W. Andersen Library.