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The Carmelite Library is an affiliated member of the University of Divinity (UD), Australia’s largest ecumenical degree-granting body in theology. It is a member library of the Yarra Theological Union.

The Library has full membership of the Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA) and is actively involved in the Association's conferences and projects.

The Carmelite Library works in close cooperation with the Carmelite Centre in Middle Park, supporting the programmes of the Centre. The Library offers an annual series of four Carmelite Library lectures, and is the venue for reading groups and seminars throughout the year.

The Library has close contacts with Carmelite research institutes and libraries around the world, especially the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome, the Carmelitana Collection in Washington DC, the Titus Brandsma Instituut in Nijmegen, the Nederlands Carmelitaans Instituut in Boxmeer, and the Titus Brandsma Centre in Manila.