The Emalus Library houses two major collections. These two collections are:
General Collection: which contains monographs, textbooks, reprints etc. on all disciplines except Law. This collection is developed with the view to provide up-to-date and relevant materials for the extension and Pacific languages staff and students. This collection is classified using the Dewey system of classification.
Law Collection: which contains textbooks, law reports from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the Pacific, and legislation, statutes etc. from the Pacific Islands countries. This collection is classified using the Moys system of classification.
Campus library links to freely available full text journals on the Internet
Within the two major collections, there are a number of smaller, special collections. These include the:
Vanuatu collection: This collection is one that we hope will be a feature of this library. It includes everything that the library holds about Vanuatu. This collection was recently created and is steadily growing. A Vanuatu Collection list is now available from the issues desk in the library. The library is also building an online collection of articles about Vanuatu.
Reserve collection: includes highly used articles, textbooks, pieces of legislation, statutes and other information that lecturers decide on as important to their students during a period of time. A reserve collection list is now available.
Pacific articles collection: fulltext articles on Pacific law and / or customary law. Many of these are are restricted to USP only access . Copies of articles can be requested via inter library loan.
Video collection: includes USP as well as non-USP videos. The collection was reviewed, cleaned out and now boasts more than 200 tapes. A video collection list is now available.
Pacific Law Materials Collection: a collection of Law Reports and legislation from around the USP Region.
Reference collection: which includes items used to answer quick reference queries. These includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, yearbooks, atlases university yearbooks and calendars, statutes of different jurisdictions, case citators, legal dictionaries, digests, directories, indexes etc.