Link for PRS LIBRARY: http://prs.intersearch.com.au/
8.00am to 1.00pm (Mondays to Fridays)
2.00pm to 5.00pm (Mondays to Fridays)
Student librarians take care of the library during the evening period.
The library is closed over weekends and on public holidays.
The library shares in the goals and aims of CEPAC (Episcopal Conference of the Pacific), which is to provide for the spiritual, theological, pastoral, and priestly formation of their candidates for the priesthood, by providing stimulating material to aid in the growth of the above mentioned aspects.
Users of the Library
The PRS Library is used mainly by the Academic Staff and students of the Pacific Regional Seminary, who are issued with ID Cards which allows them to borrow materials from the library.
We welcome students/staff from the PTC, USP, SPATS, and other institutions around Suva, to visit and use our library. They may use the library and the photocopying facilities, but may not borrow books unless they are registered users.
Local parish priests and other Catholic educational institutions may become external borrowers of the library. An arrangement is now in place whereby the two theological colleges, the Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) and the Pacific Theological College (PTC), may become external borrowers of each other,s libraries, after becoming registered users with the payment of an annual fee of $10.00.
The PRS Library is a member of the Fiji Library Association (FLA), and the Australia and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA).
The PRS Library has approximately 19, 200 + books in the collection. Most of the books are in the English language, but we also have some in the French language as well.
Besides the General section which makes up the bulk of our collection, the library has other Special collections:
All the above collections are classed as Reference and may not be borrowed, only used in the library.
Books which are heavily used as reading materials are placed by the various lecturers in this section for the duration of the courses and may not be borrowed or removed from the library. While on Reserve they are marked with temporary blue dot labels.
PRS subscribes to approximately 57 journals / periodicals. As journals are very expensive, care is taken to subscribe to only the most useful ones.
Pacific Regional Seminary has been offering training for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the various dioceses in the Pacific and for religious congregations with houses affiliated to the seminary since 1972.
During this year, 1973, we are celebrating our 40 years at the present site at Nasese, Suva Point. The celebration is centred on the last weekend of August, 23rd to 25th August with three day of presentations on the documents of Vatican II as they relate to seminary formation and to priestly life. All former students and faculty are invited to join in the celebration either by coming in person or joining in spirit from the different parts of the world. The same invitation is expressed to former staff members.
If you are coming, please notify us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , if possible by early July. [Alternatively by mail which can be sent to Private Mail Bag, 79, Suva, Fiji]