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The total accumulatedΒ  books and other materialsΒ  in the SINU libraryΒ  are housed in eight collections according to the types and theirΒ  usage.Β  Some may apply restrictions when using.


General Collection

Code: Β GEN

This collection contains all the books which are true or based on facts, such as books on Agriculture, Arts, Health, Geography, Economics, Law, carpentry,

Electrical, plumbing, Mechanics, Surveying, Education, History, Psychology,Religion, Science, Mathematics, and other school subjects. etc, All books in this collection are available for borrowing purposes.


Fiction Collection

Code: Β FIC

We have a variety of fiction and many simplified versions of some of these books. These light reading fiction books are for your enjoyment and they are also available for borrowing purposes.


Reference Collection

Code: Β REF

This collection contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical books, atlases, handbooks and other textbooks etc, for quick reference and research. Items in this collection may not be borrowed out.


Serials/Periodicals Collection

To update you with Local and overseas current events, we have a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers. Popular journals and back issues are behind the circulation desk so you will need the Librarian’s help to get them.


Reserve Collection

Code: Β RES

Books in heavy demand are placed on the shelves behind the Circulation Desk. These materials are put on reserve by lecturers and can only be used within the Library. Students will need their ID cards to sign them out for use within the Library. These materials may also be borrowed on Overnight Loan.


Audio-visual Section (Kukum Library)

This section has a small collection of Educational Videocassettes. Further information calls in the Kukum Library.


Research/ Solomon Islands Collection (Panatina Library)

This Collection holds more than 2,000 books, pamphlets, journals related to the Solomon Islands and the Pacific in general. This collection is in Closed Access, therefore you will need your ID card to use any material from this collection. Books in this collection are not allowed to be borrowed out of the Library.


Digital Collection/ e-Resources

Under the Digital Space, there are millions of digital resources arrange via relevant links.