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Membership and Borrowing

Membership and Borrowing

Use of the Library collection requires membership, either from University enrollment or employment, but external membership is also available for a fee.

Membership Category

Fee

Membership Period

# of Items

Loan Period

USP undergraduate student

included in student fees

per semester

5

one week

USP postgraduate student

included in student fees

per semester

7

two weeks

USP staff

none

duration of employment

10

one month

Non USP student from university with MOU

620 vatu

one year

5

two weeks

External borrower

3,200 vatu

one year

1

one week

External corporation (in-house research only)

14,200 vatu

one year

0

Library Collections

Library Collections

Collection name

Content type

Rules of use

 

 

 

Law Collection

Law reports

In house only. Library membership required.

 

Legislation

In house only. Library membership required.

 

Prescribed texts

In house only, with library card, two hours a day per book.

 

Other texts

May be borrowed from library, with current library card, type of membership determines length of time allowed.

 

 

 

General (non-law) Collection

Prescribed texts

In house only, with library card, two hours a day per book.

 

Periodicals

In house only. Library membership required.

 

Regular texts (older editions of prescribed texts, nonfiction books of various topics, French language books, and fiction

May be borrowed from library, with current library card, type of membership determines length of time allowed.

 

 

 

Vanuatu Collection

Materials relating Vanuatu

Restricted use: contact library staff.

 

 

 

Newspapers

 

 

-Current

Daily Post, Fiji Times, Solomon Star

Library card for current issue of current week for Daily Post. Older editions of all three newspapers are held in the library workroom: contact staff.

-Historical

Several out of print Vanuatu newspapers

Contact staff for information and access.

 

 

 

Databases and electronic resources

Topic specific, searchable databases of journals, magazines, ebooks

On campus access or off campus with valid USP login.

Other Information

Other Information

Other Information about Library collections and usage:

1. No library materials may be removed without being properly checked out, and research is for library members.

2. All library borrowing requires a valid USP ID that has been registered with library staff or a library issued card.

3. Periodicals and case reports cannot be borrowed and may not leave the library.

5. Borrowers are responsible for the materials they have check out. Damaged or lost items must be paid for, including a 2,500 vatu administrative fee.

6. Fines for overdue materials accrue at 50 vatu per day. Fines for overdue reserve materials accrue at 200 vatu per hour. Fines must be cleared at the Emalus Finance Office. Patrons with outstanding fines may not borrow library materials. Continuing students may not enroll without paying their outstanding fines.

7. New students must present their confirmation letter in order to be assigned a library barcode number before obtaining their USP issued ID.

8. Continuing students must re-register at the beginning of the each semester. To re-register, bring your payment confirmation letter and ID card to the Issues Desk.

9. Staff cards require onetime activation.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans

As USP students and staff also have access to the library collections at the Laucala campus. The library catalogue for Laucala is called Spydus and you can access it from this link.

Inter-library loan (ILL) forms are available for journal articles and for books (including book chapters). There is no charge for loans from the main campus library at Laucala. The charge for ILLs from overseas libraries is F$40 per request, which must be paid in advance.Staff may contact their supervisor for vote-code and approval of use for some research requests.

Research Skills

Research Skills

Focusing on student success, the Library offers a range of information research skills (IRS) programmes that incorporates the Research Skills Development Framework. You are encouraged to participate in the level/programme that meets your needs.

Undergraduate:

  • UU100 is a University course that is completed by all undergraduate students. Component UU100B introduces students to the lifelong skills of being information literate being able, in this world of information overload, to locate the best information available on a topic in a streamlined way
  • For students studying in 200 and 300 level programmes, the Library invites academics to work with librarians to identify and offer information research skills sessions tailored to courses and programmes. Walk-in sessions are also in development with the Student Learning Specialist.

Post Graduate:

  • Post-graduate students enrolled from Semester 1, 2018 are required by Senate to complete a mandatory 14.5 hours of Information Research Skills training in their first semester of enrolment. It is necessary to proceed into semester two of study programmes.
  • From 11 February 2019, the IRS programme for PG students is offered ONLINE via Moodle. Login to MOODLE via https://elearn.usp.ac.fj/login/index.php to access the modules or email irslibrary(at)usp.ac.fj to sign up.
  • Supporting the online programme are face-to-face (F2F) tutorials by professional staff at Alafua, Emalus, Laucala and the Solomon Islands and advertised as offered. Keep a look out on the all-staff all-student email for weekday, evening and Saturday (booking and walk-in) sessions.
  • On completion of the Programme, an IRS Completion certificate and a MOODLE badge are issued online.
  • All PG students enrolled prior to Semester 1, 2018 are strongly encouraged to complete the Programme.

Academic Staff:

  • The Library also offers IRS training for academic staff (individual and group) and other categories of staff, on request. Contact Emalus librarians for details.
  • A major challenge for delivering IRS training is locating an available space: ideally, a computer lab, but lecture rooms can also be utilized: to be given time in already scheduled course sessions or collaborating on booking rooms is most appreciated and likely to succeed.

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

Library Tours

Library Tours

Printing & Photocopying

Printing & Photocopying

Photocopying

Staff and students should create a photocopy account and obtain a PIN from the library in order to operate the library photocopiers. Prepayment is required. When the account is empty, simply pay for additional pages at the cashier and bring your receipt to the library where your account will be credited. Staff can create an account directly at the library and your appropriate department will be invoiced. 

Only black/white photocopies are available at the library. The cost of photocopying is 10 vatu/page.

Printing

USP students may send their print jobs to the library public printer. Printing is paid for via each student's Papercut account, which is set up by ITS and topped up by the Finance Office. The library cannot top up your Papercut account. The default print setting is to black/white.

Printing costs are:

  • Black/white: 10 vatu/page
  • Colour: 50 vatu/page

Scanning

A copier also has the scan to USB drive feature. Ask staff for assistance.


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