DSC00016SPREP Library system is a special library that exists to provide environmental information services to SPREP staff, its projects and programmes; and to its member countries. It is a unique repository of publications, periodicals, scientific and technical reports prepared by SPREP, its member countries, stakeholders and partners.The IRCA is home to the Pacific Environmental Information Network - PEIN Project.  The PEIN is coordinated by the IRCA and was previously funded by the European Union.


  • collect, store and disseminate scientific and technical information on environmental and development concerns in Pacific island countries and territories;
  • liaise and co-ordinate with other national, regional and international organisations to circulate information and publications in the region;
  • assist other SPREP projects and programmes by disseminating appropriate information to specific groups in the region;
  • disseminate SPREP publications upon requests from outside the region free of charge;
  • provide technical assistance and advice on the establishment of National Environmental Information Centres (NEICs) through the EU/SPREP Pacific Environmental Information Network (PEIN) Project

Mission Statement

To achieve excellence in the collection, storage, preservation, and retrieval of information to meet the research, learning, and information needs of the SPREP staff and its member countries.

Virtual Library

Search our virtual library catalogue to access over 40,000 environmental records of 21 Pacific island states and territories, available in NEICs established by the PEIN. NEICs have been established in American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Records & Archives

Please contact our Records & Archives Officer

SPREP Publications

The SPREP Library compiles the titles published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) from 1992 to the present.

Browse our latest publications as well as our legacy collection - >  List of SPREP Publications

RESEARCH 4 LIFE PROGRAMS / E-Journal Collections

SPREP library subscribes to different programs to accelerate the number and quality of information that we can acess.  Please click on any of the icons below to access collection.  Contact your library staff for login details.


Launched in 2006, OARE (Online Access to Research in the Environment)is managed by theUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with Yale University and more than 75 publishers. OARE enhances environmental research by connecting academics, researchers and policy makers in low and middle income countries with online research and scholarly information. Up to 5710 peer reviewed journals and 1119 online books, and other information resources are available to environmental institutions in more than 100 countries benefitting many thousands of environment researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students.


Launched in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)is managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with Cornell University and over 70 publishers. Over 2400 institutions have registered for access to AGORA which provides access to over 3000 high quality international journals covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences in public institutions across the world. It also includes several important databases and indexes. The journal can be searched using a special subset of CAB Abstracts.

HINARI (Access to Research in Health Programme) set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

ARDI or “Access to Research for Development and Innovation” was launched in 2009 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). ARDI reinforces the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy and supports the creation of new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level. Developed to provide critical patent information to researchers in lesser developed countries, ARDI was launched in collaboration with the Research4Life programs and 12 major scientific and technical publishers, including Elsevier.

As the fourth Research4Life program, ARDI brings to the partnership, WIPO’s expertise and resources in the area of knowledge infrastructure, including its free PATENTSCOPE patent search service and a growing network of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in universities and research centers, whose trained staff support local users in effectively accessing and exploiting technological knowledge. . The programme provides access to over 200 journals of which Elsevier journals represent 20% of the current content available in ARDI.

JSTOR serves think tanks, foundations, development organizations, relief and grassroots institutions, and government entities worldwide. Organizations from more than one hundred countries participate in JSTOR, including almost every federal agency in the United States. Launched in 2011 as the Current Scholarship Program, our current journals bring numerous benefits to the communities JSTOR works with. Current journals are offered across subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. JSTOR now contains hundreds of current journal titles from leading publishers.

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