About Library 

Medical Library Information 

Library Area: 1800 Sq.M

2nd Floor: 575.68 Sq.M with 84 reading capacity.

3rd Floor: 435.72 Sq.M with 75 reading capacity.

SMCW Library has been structured according to the NMC (National Medical Commission) guidance, SMCW Library seating capacity is 200 users, Library has comprehensive collection of medical and related books & E-Recourses.

All the functions of SMCW Library are operated through KOHA Library management software and it is being used to manage all administrative functions of the Library.

Library has memberships of DELNET and can access 5088 Medical Journals and 375 E-Books collection.

Library Collection

Print Collection

Sr. No.

Name of the Collection

Number of the Collection as on May 2021





National Journals



Foreign Journal 


Non-Print Collection

Sr. No.

Name of the Collection

Number of the Collection as on May 2021




Library Timings


Library working Hour

Book Circulation

Reading Hall

Monday to Saturday

8.30 am to 8.30 pm

No of Shifts :02

 1st Shift: 8.30 am to 4.30pm

2st Shift: 12.30 am to 8.30pm


8.30 am to 8.30 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding SIU declared Holiday & Sunday)

  • Library In-side Reading Hall -2nd Floor 8.30 am to (Monday to Saturday excluding SIU declared Holiday & Sunday)
  • Library Out-side Reading Hall-3rd Floor 8.30 am to 10.00 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Library Section

Sr. No.



Circulation Counter


Books Stacks Room 


E-Library Section


Periodical Section & Faculty Publication Corner


Staff Reading Room (30 seating capacity)


Student Reading Hall (Inside 2nd Floor with 84 seating capacity  & Outside 3rd Flower with 75 seating capacity)


Copying section


Librarian & Staff Rooms

General Rules for SMCW Library users

  • Members shall observe silence in the Reading Hall.
  • Each student who entrance the library should enter PRN in counter PC for auto library entry & each faculty and staff who enter the library should enter her/his employee id in counter PC for auto library entry.
  • Maximum of 2 books will be issued for 15 days at each time. (Student & Faculty)
  • Renewal of the books is mandatory on or before due date. Failure to renew / return of the books will imply a fine of Rs.5/- per day.
  • In case a Book/Magazine/Journal is lost; the borrower has to replace the same with the latest Edition/Version of the material. If the copy is out of print, then the user has to pay the cost of the material along with the overdue amount of fine.
  • Borrowers are advised to make use of bookmarks to mark their reading and return the book in a good condition.
  • Member shall not write upon, damage or mark any book / resources belonging to the library.
  • Library staff has the authority to deny you the usage of library premises &/or resources in case he/she finds your behaviour not appropriate in the library.
  • Member shall not smoke, or spit in any part of the library.
  • In case a member wish to bring his/her personal reading resources to the library premises; he/she has to inform the library staff and seek permission for the same.
  • Member leaving the library should stop at the exit so that the material borrowed or taken out by them can be checked by the person on counter.
  • Identity Card is mandatory for getting access to the library premises even for the in-house students.
  • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the book trolley or on table nearest to them. Please do not try to shelve them by yourself. Please remember that a book misplaced is a book lost.
  • The newspaper(s) are available on the newspaper stand for reading. Do not cut any news or part of the paper.
  • Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he will be charged the full replacement cost of the resource. It is responsibility of the user that the books borrowed should be protected from RAIN, DUST, etc.
  • Students are advised to issue books on their own cards only. 
  • All users are requested to keep their mobiles switched off or in silent mode when they are in the Library. The staff has the right to confiscate if the mobile rings in the library premises or found someone using the same in the library premises.
  • Beverages and Eatables are not allowed inside the Library.
  • No photography allowed inside the library premises without prior permission of the Librarian.
  • Library reserves the right to call back any issued book/item at any time.
  • Students are advised to come to the Library in decent dressing. 
  • The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff or behaving in an indecent manner.
  • Membership is by default extended to

    1. Faculty / Staff 
    2. M.B.B.S 1st Year Students

    Rules for the Members

    1. Students, Faculty and Staff of SMCW can avail the facility by producing the Identity card of the SMCW. I-card is the only mandatory criteria to avail SMCW library membership.
    2. Members should adhere to the dress code of the institute.
    3. Reading Hall Members should carry their own material for study.
    4. Library will terminate the member in case of misbehaviour / violation of rules.

    Library Services for in-house (SMCW) users

    1.Inter Library Loan (ILL):

    Library arranges to borrow books that are not available in SMCW library on Inter Library Loan from other Symbiosis libraries. This is done on an Institution-to-Institution basis. Such materials will have to be handled with utmost care and returned to the library well on time. This service is provided for academic and research purpose to the faculty, registered students of SMCW and staff who are members of the SMCW library.

    Members are requested to send a formal request to the library with complete bibliographic details of the book which can be accessed via the WEB-OPAC.

    2.Referral Services:

    Library offers individualized service to assist students, faculty, researchers and staff in locating the required information i.e. book, journal location in the library

  • Locate information in the library and elsewhere.
  • Answer specific information questions.
  • In case of any queries, mail can be sent to

    3.Current Awareness Service:

    Information about any current news on particular field informed by library.

    4.New Additions of Books:

    Library brings out a monthly list of books added to the collection. This list is sent to the library users over the email.

    5.Plagiarism Checking Service:

    Library offers Plagiarism Checking Service using a ‘Turnitin’ tool to its registered users. Turnitin is leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention web tool which allows researchers to compare their contents against the massive databases to ensure the work is original before submission. SIU Central Library has a paid license to this tool and given account to SMCW Library.

    At the moment library is checking Plagiarism for students’ assignment and dissertation as well as for faculties for their research articles on prior base intimation.

    6.Document Delivery Service:

    SMCW library provides Document Delivery Service to its registered users. If the required articles or research papers which comes in the journals is available in the subscribed database, then SMCW library send the full text to its users and if the required information access in full text is not available in subscribed database then SMCW library coordinates with its mother concern to provide its users with the requested materials.

    7.E-Library service: E-Library section available in library for accessing e-resources with internet and Wi-Fi Facility.

    8.Copying service: Separate copying section available for Xerox facility.

    9.Online E-Database Service: Library members can get the access of all e-resources on library portal.

    Library Portal link:

    10.Borrowing Service

    Patron categories

    Books /day of Issues 

    Full Time Faculty

    2 textbook for 1 Month & 1 Reference book for 15 days 

    Undergraduate students

    2 textbook for 15 days 1 Reference book for 1 week.

    Borrowing Rules

    • Library borrowers card is non-tenderable.
    • The loss of library borrowers card must be reported to the Librarian.
    • Library borrowed card holder is responsible for the books issued against this card.
    • Substitute for lost card will be issued.
    • Latest issues of journals and back volumes are for reference only.
    • Borrowing period for particular material can shrink according to the demand.

    Institutional Membership

    Library has memberships of DELNET and can access 5088 Medical Journals and 375 E-Books of various subject. 

    Website Link:

    Web OPAC

    Web OPAC link

    Web OPAC is an Online Public Access Catalogue which allows library users avail the services of the library using Internet. Every library member gets the access of Web OPAC where he/she can check his/her circulation history, recommend new book titles to the library, create own reading list of favourite books etc.


    Library Portal:

    Library members can get the access of all e-resources on library portal. To access these e-resources you should have the login credentials for it. Every year newly admitted student’s registration is done according to their course duration by the librarian.

    Once the registration is completed members get the access of all e-resources purchased by the SIU Central library. 


    Name of Database





    Elsevier: Science direct - Management


    Emerald Management E-Journal


    Web of Knowledge


    Frost & Sullivan










    Sage Research Method


    Person E-Books


    Nature Journal





    Library has memberships of DELNET and can access 5088 Medical Journals and 375 E-Books of various subject. 

    Website Link:

    Library consists of the following members:

    This committee has been constituted for Symbiosis Medical College for Women. The Constitution of the committee is as follows.

    Sr.No Name Designation Status in Committee
    1 Lt.Col.(Dr.) T.Vijaya sagar Dean Chairperson
    2 Mrs.Anuradha Potphode Librarian, SMCW Member secretary
    3 Dr.Madhusudan Petkar Professor – Faculty Library I.C  Member
    4 Dr.Madhu Bansode Professor – Head Dept.of Medicine Member
    5 Dr.Mandar Ambike Associate Professor Dept. of Anatomy Member
    6 Ms.Deepali Khopade Tutor,Dept.of Anatomy Biochemistry Member
    7 Mr.Vinay Gujar Admin officer Member
    8 Ms.Sangeeta Paliwal Librarian SIU  Member
    9 Student representative  Ms.Sarika Nair Member
    10 Student representative  Ms.Priyal Vaishnav Member

    Please fill the Library feedback form by clicking on the link given below.


    User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC


    User can send required book list on library Email ID

    SMCW-Central Library

    Address: Symbiosis Medical College for Women (SMCW)

    Symbiosis International University (Deemed University)

    Lavale Hill Base, Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, 
    Dist: Pune, Maharashtra, India Pin: 412115

    Phone No.: 020-30206193000 Ext: 4251/4252

    Email id:

    Ms. Anuradha Potphode

    Designation:  Library In-charge

    Qualification: UGC-SET, B.A., M. Lib. Info. Sciences. 

    Experience: 15 Years

    Contact: 020-30206193000 Ext: 4251/4252


    Mr. Siddharth Dhage 

    Designation: Assistant Library In-charge

    Qualification: B.Sc. M. Lib. Info. Sciences

    Experience: 14 Years

    Contact: 020-30206193000 Ext: 4251/4252


    Mr. Rameshwar Tagad 

    Designation: Office Attendant 

    Qualification: B.Sc.M. Lib. Info.Sciences.

    Experience: 3 Years

    1. Who can access the library Services?
    2. Students, Faculty, and Staff of SMCW can access library services. Also other institute’s users of Symbiosis can refer the books of SMCW Library in the Library Premises only. Identity card is mandatory to enter SMCW Library.

      Outside users who belong to other colleges’ apart from Symbiosis are allowed to refer the books inside the library premises. These users are requested to bring an official letter duly signed by their Librarian/Head of the Department/Guide/Principal and identity card of their college is mandatory to avail SMCW services.

    3. Can I bring the personal book in the library?
      You can carry own books to the library by making necessary entries in daily log register.
    4. How many books a member get issued?
    5. Following are the details of books to each category of member

      Patron categories

      Books /day of Issues 

      Full Time Faculty

      2 textbook for 1 Month & 1 Reference book for 15 days 

      Undergraduate students

      2 textbook for 15 days 1 Reference book for 1 week.


    6. What are the issue return timings in the library?
    7. Monday to Saturday: 8.30 A.M. To 4.15 P.M.

    8. What are the overdue charges against late return of the book?
    9. Over dues, as laid down hereunder, shall be charged from the students if they fail to return the book(s) on or before the deadline as indicated on the Due-Date-Slip in the book:

      Fine will be charged including all Sundays and Holidays.

      Rs.5.00 per book per day shall be charged

    10. I have lost the library Book, What I require to do?
    11. First you should immediately report to the circulation desk at the library. In case a book/magazine/Journal is lost; the borrower has to replace the same with the latest Edition/Version of the material. If the copy is out of print then the user has to pay the cost of the material along with the overdue amount of fine within 15 days from the reporting. Please download the form from the website and submit it duly filled to the Assistant Library In-charge.


    12. Where can I make a suggestion to the library?

    13. “Suggestion Box” placed at the entrance of the library where you can drop-in your valuable suggestion(s). You can also email the suggestions

    14. How can I recommend a book for purchase in the Library?
    15. Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form and submit it.

    16. How can I access the E-Recourses?

    As it is mentioned on the web site under the E-Resources. You can access these databases through the login credentials of SIU Central library Gateway Portal which is been issued to all the registered students of SMCW. Those who don’t know the credentials can contact to the library. Only Symbiosis students and faculty can access these databases through their own login credentials.

    National Digital Library

    Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. NDL India is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources.


    SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.


    The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET is set-up using an open source digital repository software called DSpace developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in partnership between Hewlett- Packard (HP). The DSpace uses internationally recognized protocols and interoperability standards. Shodhganga provides a platform for research scholars to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) submitted by the researchers.



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       To take this initiative forward and to encourage more students across colleges to participate in this initiative, we are setting up SWAYAM-NPTEL chapter in colleges (with the approval of the management) which will be under the headship of a faculty member of the college, who would be our Single Point of Contact (SPOC). We will keep the SPOC updated about all the latest NPTEL initiatives and give him information which he can disseminate among the students. He can identify suitable mentors for various courses, who can ensure that students are active in a course, are submitting their assignments on time and also clarify the doubts they may have.


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