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The design studios are enhanced by the presence of the design minds who come together to mix their talents and design a creation greater than the sum of its parts. These dedicated learners work with full enthusiasm that reflects in the upshot of their design process.


Classical Animation, Digital Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Sketching and Drawing, Film Making, Editing and Sound Recording Studios, Usability Lab, Model making in Metal Working, Plastic, Wood and Clay Studios, Digital Simulation Studio, Material Store cum Library, Draping Studio, Garment Manufacturing, Pattern Making and Fashion CAD Labs are few areas our students found investing their perspirations stimulated by the inspirations of great designers in the Industry.


All the Computer Labs have branded computers with many of the specialized application software titles that design students need to be successful in their academic career. There are also high-quality color and black and white laser printers and scanners available.


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About Library:


SID library is spread over 3400 Sq. Ft. on the ground floor. Library has Reading Hall, Thinking Room and Faculty Research Room. Seating capacity is 110. The Library has a collection of books, national and international magazines, international journals, e-resources, audiovisual material, Degree Projects, peer review & as a unique collection library has trend forecast magazines called “Promostyl, show details, Next Look’. SID Library uses “COLOR CODING system for books. It also uses Automation software KOHA. Library has more than 12000 books, 1245 educational audiovisual collection etc.


Items TypeNo. of Items
 (Print Collection) Books 13475
Non-Print Collection (Online database) 1


Database: Name of the database institutionally subscribed database.


Sr. No. No. of DatabaseName of the Database
1.  1 WGSN



Library Timings:


DaysLibrary HoursIssue-Return
Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Exam Days 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
During vacation 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday Closed Closed
Festival/Holiday Closed Closed


Library General Rules:


1.   Each student who entrance the library he/she should enter his/her PRN in counter pc for auto library entry.
2.   Each faculty and staff who entrance the library he/she should enter her/his employee id in counter pc for auto library entry.
3.   Do not change the seating arrangement in the Library.
4.   Once read please keep your Book / Magazine / News Paper on the Circulation Counter.
5.   Smoking, spitting, eating, loud conversation, mobile using, headphone using, and similar objectionable practices are forbidden in or near the library. Student may make use of headphone for listening to music only in the library thinking room.
6.   User can use lockers for keeping their bags, umbrellas, jackets etc. Also adequate storage facility has been provided at the entrance to the Library for these materials. However, files and books may be brought into the library only up to the outer reading area.





Library Services & Facilities:


Borrowing Facility:


CategoryBorrowing Facility
  Books Days International Magazine Indian Magazine Days Audiovisual Days
Students 3 15 2 1 8 1 (with permission of HOD) 3
Permanent Faculty 20 30 2 2 15 4 15
Sister Institutes of Symbiosis 4 8 0 0 0 0 0
Administrative Staff 8 30 0 1 8 2 8


Borrowing Rules:


  1.   Students can issue 3 Books for 15 days. I-Card is a must while issuing of book.
  2.   Books returned after Due Date will be charged a fine Rs.10/- per day from the due date.
  3.   Students can issue 2 International Magazine for 8 days, if return after due date Rs.50/- will be charge as a fine per day.
  4.   Students can issue 1 National Magazine for 8 days, if return after due date Rs.10/- will be charge as a fine per day.
  5.   Faculty members can Issue 20 books for 1 month.
  6.   All Library users will get Library material as Library Rules.
  7.   For lost book/magazine student has to replace the new book with the fine. And in case the book or magazine is rare/out of print, then actual cost as per the   Accession Register.
  8.   Fine for overdue documents, damage documents, and loss resources etc. students should pay the fine as per the library rules which are approved by library committee. (for details students can visit the library).
  9.   If library book/magazine lost or misplace by student immediately he/she should report to library. Whenever student report to library for lost his/her daily fine will be stop on the date of reported. Else fine will be increase per day as per the rule.


Other Services:



Current Awareness service.


Document Delivery Service.

Online lectures

Library In charge is conducting the lectures for users and explained how to use e-resources.


Through the library orientation done every year in the library.

Computerized services

Users can search the library resources online through OPAC (symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in). In the case of multiple copies, one can reserve a copy only if all copies of the title are issued. Member can recommend books for the library through OPAC.

Online Access to E –resources

The Library has subscribed databases like EBSCO, Emerald Insight, JOSTOR, etc., SID Library has subscribed ten e-journals of Sage Publication.

Inter Library Loan

The Library has ILL Service to all sister Institutes of SIU, from 2012 ILL service is used by SIS, SIMS, SCMC, SSLA, SLS, SSIS, Symbiosis Society, & Central Library SIU, eight institutional memberships namely

Reading Room & Thinking Room

SID Library have a reading hall facility for users. There is a discussion area in Library called “Thinking Room” backyard with greenery in site. Other than reading hall reading tables are spread all over the library near book racks. About 100 students can seat at a time.

A 3 Table Top Scanner:

Scan Snap SV600 makes overhead scanning simple, providing users with limitless possibilities.SV600 is ready to scan in just 3 seconds! With an advanced cropping and orientation technology built-in, Scan Snap SV600 can scan several business cards, photo Collection Development: Any member of SID may recommend the purchase of the relevant book to the librarian. Books from vendors on approval will be available in the library from time to time. All members are encouraged to peruse the titles on display and make recommendations. Recommendation forms are available at the library.

A3 Table Top Scanner

New Arrival:

The library has a practice of new arrival. Whenever the library procured new resources, library staff display all the new resources for two weeks on the new arrival before being available for general circulation.

Circulation of Materials:

The library has user’s library cards for each user of the library. The user has used these cards for the transaction of library resources also library staff used Koha for circulation. A member may have a maximum of three books and at a time. The books are issued out for a maximum of two weeks, and then they may be renewed for one week. Bound journals may be issued out for a maximum of three days.



All subscribed e-recources can be accessed through SIU library portal - library.siu.edu.in



Sr. No. Name of Online Databases
2  Elsevier: Science direct - Management
3  Emerald Management E-Journal
4  Web of Science
7 Turnitin
8 EndNote (Service)2016-17
9 Person E-Books
10 Sage Online Collection - Management & Organization Studies (Access for 7 institutes - SIBM-P, SIMS, SCMHRD, SITM, SIOM, SCMS-P, SIBM-H)
11 South Asia Archive (access given Lavale HT & HB)
12 McGraw Hill E-Books
13 Money life online Magazine subscription
14 QuestionPro
16 Videeya
17 Grammarly
18 Typeset
20 Statista
21 S Chand e-books 
22 Factiva



Institutional Repository:


Sr. No.NameTotal No.
1 Digital Degree Projects 1270
2 Students Audio-Visual DVD from AFD & VFD Dept. 45


Library Committee: 

1. Dr. Sanjeevani Ayachit Director Chairperson
2. Dr. Pranita Ranade Dy. Director Library Faculty In Charge
3. Dr. Manohar Desai Associate Professor Member
4. Mr. Prasanna Halbe Associate Professor Member
5. Dr. Nitin Hadap Assistant Professor Member
6. Ms. Shraddha Sakhalkar Assistant Professor Member
7. Mr. Dipak Divekar Office Superintendent Member
8. Mr.Sahasrabudhe Siddharth Student(22080121133) 2nd year PD Member
9. Ms. Mrinalini Ravindra Student(22080121234) 2nd year FD Member
10. Vidya Dhanwantari  Library In Charge Secretory
11. Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal Dy. Librarian Invitee Member


Library Feedback:

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Purchase Suggestion:


User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC

Library Staff:


Vidya M Dhanwantari
Library In charge
M.A, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.Phil



Appasaheb Jadhav
Assistant Library In charge




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Statistical Data:


Sr.No.Item Type ( Resource Type)Total Collection
1. Volume 13475
2. Titles 11584
3. Educational DVD 1243
4. Movies by VFD & AFD Students 88
5. Projects Reports 1838
6. Digital Degree Projects 1128
7. Bound Volumes 1078
8. Pantone Guide 9
9 E-resources subscribed by SID 1
10 E-Resources centrally subscribed – EBSCO, JSTOR, EMERALD, SRM, etc. 21


Important Links:


1. Koha Webopac



2. SIU Library Portal



3. NDL



4. Swayam









7. Shodhganga



8. British Library Catalog



SIU Library portal/website:



FAQs about Library services:


1. What is the timing of library?
Monday to Saturday -9.00 am to 5.00 pm


2. How many books can a member get issued?
a. Students can borrow 3 books for 15 days
b. Faculty can borrow 15 books for a month
c. Non-teaching staff can borrow 4 books for a month


3. How can I search specific book availibility?


4. How can I request the book for the library?
Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form and submit it or through the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


5. How do I access SCMC library and SIU subscribed online databases?
Students will get a login ID and password from the library to access the Institutionally/central library subscribed online database


Library manual (pdf):

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