The collection has been built to reflect the disciplines taught at the University and these are:
- Arts, including PNG Studies and Communication Arts;
- Business, including Tourism and Hospitality, Information Services and Management and Accountancy;
- Health Sciences including Health Administration, Health Extension, Environmental Health and Physiotherapy.
The library's main collection is housed on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, Photocopy room, Internet cafe and a large Reference area with tables where students may use a variety of Research and Reference books to help with their studies and assignments. Many study tables are placed around the ground floor to encourage students to use the library as a place to study and to do assignments.
The library has plans for further increases in the size and depth of its collections and to widen the scope of the collections by providing online access to a wide range of material in an electronic format.The upper floor houses the cataloguing and workroom; the Gordon Howell Study Area and the Noser Memorial Library, which is a 'library within a library'.