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Head of
Library Department

Head of Libary Department

Br. Maurice McCallum

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The Melanesian Institute is a fine library with rich collections of books. It holds a collection of 15 000 plus books of which are mainly about Melanesian Cultures, Melanesian Religion, Anthropology, Sociology, Socio-Economics, Bibles and Christianity and the higher Religions

Apart from the books the library has periodicals, detailed maps, journals National and Post Courier Newspapers, reports and Audio Visual materials. We accept materials of value in any language but the majority of our items are in English. Attempts have been made to move firmly into encouraging more familiarity with e-books and E-Journals. DVD materials continued to be copied and archived. There are about 200 plus PNG documentary DVDs and few on HIV Aids.

Apart from serving M.I own on-site staffs the M.I library is extending its service to scholars and local students from the University of Goroka, the school of nursing and secondary schools within the vicinity of Goroka.

The Melanesian Instute's Library's Vast collections of books

Select books and journals are acquired yearly. Some older materials are held on New Guinea but the library does not attempt exhaustive collections on any topic. Limited non-English items are held in:

  • French
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Bahasa
  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Syriac
  • Kâte – and (mostly bilingual)
  • Arabic
  • Sanskrit
  • Chinese

But the major foreign language holdings are in German.

Apart from books the library holds a variety of Journals, Magazines, Maps and Audio/Video Materials.

The Melanesian Institute is running an ongoing Newspaper Scanning Project. The daily Papua New Guinean Newspapers (National, PostCurier, Wantok) are scanned and electronically archived.


Online Catalogue

Now you can have access to our Online Catalogue.

Click on the link below:

MI Online Catalogue