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Membership & borrowing

Membership & borrowing

Membership requirements:

Individuals must fill out a library membership application card, available from the Information Desk

Supply photo identification

A passport size photograph

Prepayment is also required

Borrower Category

Fee ($FJD)

Membership Period

No. of items

Loan period

USP undergraduate student

Per Semester

10

14 days

Non-Suva DFL student 

$20

Per Academic Year

10

14 days

USP Postgraduate student

Per Semester

20

30 days

USP Staff

In accordance with contract       

20

90 days

USP Student- summer school

Depend on unit

10

14 days

Visiting Academic (to department)

 

Approval via letter or email from Faculty Dean      

 

As specified

 

20

 

90 days

 

Public

 

External borrower (Pacific collection only)

$30

1-10 consecutive days

-

-

External borrower (individual)

$65

Per year

1

14 days

External borrower (alumni)

$50

Per year

1

14 days

External borrower (individual)

$245

Per year

5

14 days

External borrower (alumni)

$200

Per year

5

14 days

External borrower (MOA/MOU)

Staff- $65; Student- $20

Per year

5

14 days

External borrower (CROP members)

$55

Per year

5

14 days

 

Research skills

Research skills

Each semester, IRS workshops are held for postgraduate and undergraduate students. The sessions cover searching of select databases, searching the library catalogue, and using EndNote software to organise their research and write their references list. The schedule will be posted here each semester.

Teaching faculty can also request an IRS session for their course by contacting vasiti.chambers(at)usp.ac.fj or jamie.bloss(at)usp.ac.fj 

Students also have access to online resources including library subject guides and instructional videos. A new guide on research skills is also included at http://usp.ac.fj.libguides.com/irs

Information research skills schedule 2017:

Undergraduate Drop-In Sessions:

Undergraduate drop-in's meet in the library conference room in the foyer.
No sign-up required.

Postgraduate class schedule:

Postgraduate Saturday sessions are completed for this semester.
Please visit the information desk for assistance or email vasiti.chambers(at)usp.ac.fj for a session. 

 

 

 

Library tours

Library tours

Library tours are offered each semester for students in the UU100 university-wide courses. The tour is mandatory. The schedule will be posted here each semester. The tours take place for a week with many time slots available and some evening slots for working students.

Tours are also scheduled for UU204 as a refresher (optional) on a semesterly- basis.

 

Additional tours can be requested by signing up on the board in the library foyer, or contacting the library staff jamie.bloss(at)usp.ac.fj or rajni.b.devi(at)usp.ac.fj who will organize a tour. Please contact either staff member with any questions.

 

Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans

 

Items not held by the USP Library or missing items that can be obtained through the Library's Interlibrary Loan service. 

This service is "library to library"; USP borrows the item directly from another library on behalf of the USP patron. The lending institution may impose shorter loan periods or other conditions upon the loaned material.

Categories      Charges

Undergraduate F$7 per request up to max 5, any request thereafter full cost

Postgraduate F$40

Staff F$40 per request or actual cost if higher

External Borrowers F$40 per request or actual cost if higher

 

Requirements:

§  USP staff and Post-graduate students may charge ILL requests to a vote code

§  Students and External Borrowers must pay the appropriate fee when submitting an ILL application. If the requested item is not available in Australia, costs may exceed F$40.  

Fill out the ILL form here

For Publishers

For Publishers

Link to forms for CiP and ISBN requests


The ISBN (Regional International Standard Book Number) Agency for the South Pacific is located at USP Library in Suva, Fiji. It is responsible for allocating ISBNs to publications that are published in the South Pacific region. 


An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique number for the identification of books, which is used whenever books need to be recorded or communicated.

This unique number can be used to identify books in orders, stock control and library systems. It simplifies processing of book orders and receipts.


An ISBN should be given to printed books and pamphlets with more than four pages, microform publications, computer software, and multimedia kits containing printed material, books on CD/cassettes and maps.

An ISBN should be assigned the first time a book is published. A separate ISBN must be assigned to every edition of a book, but not to an unchanged reprint of the same book.

ISBNs are usually printed on the back of the title page or in another prominent position on the book.

An ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique number which is used to identify a serial title. A serial is a publication whose component parts are published successively under the same title for a period of time. Examples are magazines, journals and newspapers.

An ISSN can be assigned to a serial publication in any format, whether it is printed or in any other medium, e.g. CD-Rom, online, etc.

If you would like an ISSN for your serial, you will need to contact the International ISSN Centre in Paris, as there in no ISSN Centre for the South Pacific.

 

Please send your request with a copy of the cover, title page and masthead of the serial to:

International ISSN Centre 
20 Rue Bachaumont 
75002 Paris 
France 
Tel:  (33 1) 44 88 22 20 
Fax: (33 1) 40 26 32 43 
URL: http://www.issn.org
E-mail: issnic(at)issn.org

Cataloguing-in-Publication data is the standard internationally recognised description of a book which is usually found on the reverse of the title page.

CiP helps advertise your book, increase sales, and because it is internationally accepted, it can be used in publishers’ catalogues, publicity leaflets, and bibliographies.

 

  • Copy of the title page and the reverse of the title page
  • Table of contents page
  • Name of the author (editor, compiler, etc.)
  • Title and subtitle
  • Place, publisher and date of publication
  • Total number of pages and illustrations (if any)
  • Height and width of material(s) in millimeters. 
  • Series (if any)
  • Bibliography (give page numbers)
  • Keywords/subject terms (if possible) or a short description of the book's topic

Allow five working days for processing. Both the ISBN and CiP service is available free-of-charge. However, we would like to receive a complimentary copy of the publication for the Pacific Collection.


The Librarian (Cataloguing)
The University of the South Pacific Library
Suva, Fiji
Tel: +679 323 2286
Fax: +679 323 1528
E-mail: catalogue(at)usp.ac.fj

Printing & photocopying

Printing & photocopying

Self-Service

The library has three self-service MFD's (multi-functional devices) that print, photocopy, or scan including one that prints colour. Pricing for an A4 black & white is $0.10 per page and an A4 colour copy is $0.70 per page. 

Printing top-up: log into your printing account and enter top-up cards here: https://printing.usp.ac.fj

Library Photocopy Service

The library also has an in-house photocopy service if you would prefer we photocopy for you. Prices below are adjusted from the self-service pricing. 

A4 black & white 

$0.15 per page

A4 colour copy  

$0.75 per page

A3 black & white

$0.30 per page

A3 colour copy

$1.50 per page

Requirements:

  • Complete a photocopy request form at the Main Issue Desk
  • Make the payment

    Cash: made in person at the Main Issue Desk; please do not send cash by mail), USP departmental vote code, USP Centres Draft cheque (overseas) or bank cheque (local), Money orders, Telegraphic transfers.

    Non-cash payments should be payable to: USP Library.

  • 2 hour turn around time.  Anything submitted after 4 pm can be collected next morning. No internal service in weekends.
  • Copying into overhead transparencies $1

 

Scanning:

Non USP users: $1 per scanned page

Laminating & binding

Laminating & binding

Laminating: 

A4 $1.50

A3 $3.50

 

Binding:

Type of Binding

Size

Charges ($FJD)

Full binding A4 size, gluing

to 2.5cm thick

>2.5cm

gold printing

$36.70

$2.10 per cm

$0.20 per letter

Full binding A4 size with velo,            

sewing

to 2.5cm thick

> 2.5cm

gold printing

$43.68

$2.10 per cm

$0.20 per letter

Full binding A5 size, gluing

to 2.5cm thick

> 2.5cm thick

gold printing

$34.32

$2.10 per cm

$0.20 per letter

Full binding A5 size, sewing

to 2.5cm thick

> 2.5cm thick

gold printing

$35.00

$2.10 per cm

$0.20 per letter

Stiffening, A4 size

to 2.5cm thick

> 2.5cm thick

$17.60

$2.10 per cm

Stiffening, A5 size

to 2.5cm thick

>2.5cm thick

$15.30

$2.10 per cm

Stiffening of paperback cover

$9.77

Gluing, A4 size

to 2.5cm thick

$15.80

Gluing, A4 size

without sewing

to 2.5cm thick

> 2.5cm thick

$15.91

$2.10 per cm

Gluing, A5 size

to 2.5cm thick

>2.5cm thick

$13.10

$2.10 per cm

Stapling

Stapling & Stripping

$2.60

$4.16

Ring binding, A4 size

0.5cm ring width

1.0cm

1.5cm

1.0"

$5.20

$5.72

$6.24

$7.28

Velobinding

plastic covers (front & back)

1 plastic cover (front) & 1 manila cover

2 manila covers

$9.77

$8.58

$7.33

Repairing

Repairing of loose pages (<10 p.)

wraparound sewing

wraparound gluing 

$6.13

$12.27

$11.02


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