The NUS libraries hold a wide variety of resources for study, information and research. Of particular note is the Samoan and Pacific collection, which is arguably the best on the island.
The NUS libraries contain:
Reference collection: encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference books
Reserve collection: highly used items (kept behind the desk)
General collection: academic texts, etc.
Law collection: Samoa law books, Australian law books and reports, etc.
Journals: Australian Geographic, overseas publications
Samoa and Pacific collection: this includes some audio visual material and a collection of theses relating to Samoan and Pacific topics
Junior collection: both non-fiction and fiction, for use by the education students
Nursing collection (Thomson Rivers University from Canada donates Nursing collection since 2009)
Law collection (Australia Pacific Twinning Programme since 2008)
Language collections: Japanese and Chinese language materials
Newspaper archives: Samoa Observer and Newsline
Samoa Times ( 1984-1993) Bound volumes and DVD – pdf –E-copies with the PAMBU – ANU – since 2011 . (We have the pdf copies and wish to place it here)
Audio-visual material such as DVDs (Ask for Lists available from Main Desk)
Through the Memorandum of Agreement signed in November 2012 with the Victoria University of Wellington, N.Z. , a VUW corner was set up in the main library to house book gifts and donations from VUW. In addition, in November 2013, Victoria University provided NUS with a privileged research access to their E-Library. A Username and password were provided to the Library and the Centre for Samoa Studies for the main purpose of accessing Online databases held by VUW.
Username and Password ( Restricted access )
Please call Measina or Tolugau Uatisone if you need to use this special access. Only NUS staff and postgraduate students can be given access.
The Vaaomanu Photographs from the National Library of New Zealand ( since 2000 ).
This consists of Old Samoan black and white photographs, mostly taken by New Zealand photographer A Tattersal in the early 1900s.
The NUS now has an extensive law collection available for all lawyers and legal practitioners in Samoa. A great deal of collection has been gifted to the National University of Samoa by the Australian Attorney General's Department through the Pacific Law Library Twinning Program.
Legal practitioners pay $60 per year for a subscription that allows them to borrow from the law collection.
This collection includes:
Legal dictionaries e.g. Stroud's Judicial Dictionary.
Encyclopaedias e.g. Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents.
Sets of Law Reports including Australian Law Reports; Australian Argus Law Reports; All England Law Reports; Chancery Law Reports (England); Probate Law Reports (England); Queens/Kings Bench Law Reports (England); Appeal Cases Law Reports (England).
Legal textbooks including subjects such as Contracts; Company Law; Criminal Law; Evidence; Financial Law; Intellectual Property; Taxation Law and Torts.
Samoan Hansard and Interpretation of Debates.