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The Australian Poetry Library has been developed to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts, many of which are now out of print, as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings. At present the site contains over 42,000 poems, which can be searched via keywords, and which are also indexed according to some selected poetic forms and main themes. It will be progressively developed over the coming years to include work by more poets, as well as more critical and contextual material.

Through keyword searches the site will allow teachers and/or students to select poems relating to a particular subject or theme that students are studying, and to create their own personal anthologies. Teachers and/or students will be able to download and print poems for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via the Copyright Agency Limited. Further reproduction, electronic display, email or other communication is not permitted except in reliance on the statutory licence scheme under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968. 

How to use the site

Teachers are able to search the site and add poems to their Selection list. Your Selection can be downloaded after the payment of the copyright fee.
The copyright fee is for individual use only, so if you want to use the Selection in the classroom, you are asked to ensure each student downloads and pays for their own copy.

Teachers can facilitate this by emailing their Selection to their students. The students can use the links in the email to create their own Selection, which they can then purchase and download.
Making multiple copies of PDFs is not permitted and may only be done in reliance on the statutory licence scheme under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968. The customer's name and email address are included in the PDF to discourage unauthorised use.