Collections

Main Collection

The Main collection is home to over 90,000 books and it’s the largest collection on open shelves in the library.  It reflects the broad offerings of the University and covers the largest range of course-related subjects to meet its diverse teaching and research needs.  

The Collection is open during the week from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm and over the weekend from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It is located on the first floor of the library. Books are loaned for a period of four weeks.

PNG Collection

This collection contains books written on/about Papua New Guinea. It’s a special collection that is kept in Matheson library and the books are used in-house, meaning they are not allowed to be borrowed out of the building. The loan period is only two hours at any one time.

Special Reserve

The library has a Special Reserve Collection of material to be used within the library for up to two hours at a time.

This collection consists of materials (textbooks, lecture notes, articles) expected to be in heavy demand.

This collection contains recommended text books by lecturers and they are kept at the back of the Circulation desk. Because the copies are limited, they are only allowed two hours of borrowing time and are not to be taken out of the building.

Reference

The Reference Collection consists of Encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, guides, and indexes covering most subject areas. Atlases, statistical sources, and yearbooks are also located here. These materials are not available for loan.

Periodicals

Periodicals form a very significant part of the requirements for the courses offered in the University. The periodical collection of the library consists of 1900 titles. They include journals, magazines, memoirs, proceedings, bulletins, gazettes, reviews, reports, newspapers, and newsletters.

Maps

At our university library, we have a bunch of maps you can check out. These maps show different places around the world. You can find maps of countries, cities, and even historical maps showing how places looked in the past. They’re helpful if you’re studying geography, planning a trip, or just curious about the world. Come by and take a look at our map collection to explore new places!

Thesis

In Matheson library, we have a special collection of thesis papers. These are written by students who did big research projects for their degrees. You can find papers about all sorts of topics, like science, Technology, or Engineering. They’re great to read if you want to learn more about a specific subject or see how students tackle big projects. Come take a look at our thesis collection and explore what our students have been studying!

American Corner

At the American Corner in our university library, we have lots of books about America. You can find stories, history books, and books about American culture. We have old classics and new favorites, all showing different parts of American life. Come check out our collection and learn more about America!

Past Exam Papers

The Matheson Library has Past Exam Papers for the Undergraduate Program. Only registered students of this institution are granted access to the collection. Click the link below to access. 

https://tinyurl.com/2p8vb6kh

Rare Collections

The rare collection keeps unique books that are rare/old and are no longer in circulation. There are government publications, history books, autobiographies and so many books including thesis that are kept here in this collection. The books are only allowed to be used within the library for two hours.

 

Matheson Library Collections

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Books
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Journals and Periodicals
Journals and Periodicals

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Electronic Resources
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Theses and Dissertations
Theses and Dissertations

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Audiovisual Materials
Audiovisual Materials

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Special Collections
Special Collections

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PNG Collection
PNG Collection

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Vertical Files
Vertical Files

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Maps and Atlases
Maps and Atlases

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Government Documents
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Archives
Archives

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Digital Collections
Digital Collections

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