The Library at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat holds de-classified records (1971-2010) and proceedings, statements, images and historical speeches from Leaders, Ministerial and Officials meetings.

These Records and other library materials is accessible to the public via the Library Catalogue and is a rich source of regional information.

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A Brief History

The current location of the Information Management Office was the original meeting centre of what was then known as the SPEC (South Pacific Bureau for Economic Corporation).  The building itself was built in 1976 for that purpose and was later converted into the Library after the new Ryoichi Jinnai Conference Centre was opened in 1994.

The building structure was extended with mezzanine floor which was put in place to house the registry & archive.

The two sections, Library and Registry were merged in early 2004.

What’s in the Collection for you?

The Information Management office holds approximately 40, 000 volumes. It includes Books (Reference & General), Serials, Newspapers, Forum Documents, Maps, CD ROM, Videos, and Photographs.

General / Reference / Serial Collection / Newspapers
Newspapers (kept in the Library for 3 months then discarded)
CDROM Databases

Main floor
Staff work room
Main floor
Staff work room
Staff work room


Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Ratu Sukuna Road,

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday:        8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday:                           8.30am – 4.30pm
Weekends/Public Holidays: Closed

Postal Address

Information Management Coordinator
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Private Mail Bag
Suva, Fiji


Coordinators: (679) 7788 352, (679) 7788353