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About Library 

Medical Library Information 

Library Area: 1900.49 SQM

2nd Floor: 575.68 SQM with 85 seating capacity.

3rd Floor: 435.72 SQM with 90 seating capacity. (outside reading hall open for all days)

4th Floor: 575.68 SQM with 70 seating capacity. (outside reading hall open for all days)

5th Floor: 313.41 SQM

SMCW Library has been structured according to the NMC (National Medical council) guidance, SMCW Library seating capacity is 245 users, Library has comprehensive collection Medical related books & E-Recourses.

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

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

Library Collection

Sr. No. Name of the Collection Number of the Collection as on Dec 2023
Print Collection
1 Books 6461
2 National Journals 35
3 Foreign Journal 13
Non-Print Collection
4 DELNET E-Books : 375 / E-Journals: 5088
5 EBSCO-HOST (Health & Medicine) E-Books: 14369

Library Timings


Library Hours

Book Circulation

Reading Hall

Monday to Sunday

8.30 am to 12 pm

8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding SIU declared Holiday & Sunday)

  • Library In-side Reading Hall -2nd Floor 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding SIU declared Holiday & Sunday)
  • Library Out-side Reading Hall-3rd -4th Floor 8.30 am to 12.00 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Library Section

Sr. No. Section
1 Circulation Counter
2 Books Stacks Room
3 E-Library Section
4 Periodical Section & Faculty Publication Corner
5 Staff Reading Room (30 seating capacity)
  • Student Reading Hall (Inside reading hall 2nd Floor with 85 seating capacity
  • Outside 3rd & 4thFloor with 160 seating capacity)
7 Copying section
8. Librarian & Staff Rooms

General Rules for SMCW Library users

  • Members shall observe silence in the Reading Hall.
  • Each student who enters the library should enter PRN in the counter PC for auto library entry. Each faculty and staff who enters the library should enter their employee ID in the counter PC for auto library entry.
  • Maximum of 2 books will be issued for 15 days at once (Student & Faculty).
  • Renewal of the books is mandatory on or before the due date. Failure to renew/return 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 good condition.
  • Members 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 behavior not appropriate in the library.
  • Members shall not smoke or spit in any part of the library.
  • In case a member wishes 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.
  • Members 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 the counter.
  • Identity Card is mandatory for getting access to the library premises even for in-house students.
  • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the book trolley or on the 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 the 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 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 criterion 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. The library reserves the right to terminate the membership in case of misbehavior or 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 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 access e-resources with internet and Wi-Fi Facility.

    8.Copying service: Separate copy 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 & 1 Reference books for 7 days

    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.

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

    Website 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.

    Web OPAC link:

    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 and institutionally subscribed E-resources accessed through this library portal.

    SR. No. Name of E-Resources Type of E Resources
    1ProQuestCentrally Subscribed database
    2Emerald-databaseCentrally Subscribed database
    3JSTOR-databaseCentrally Subscribed database
    4Science DirectCentrally Subscribed database
    5Web of ScienceAbstract and citation database-Centrally Subscribed
    6ScopusAbstract and citation database-Centrally Subscribed
    7StatistaMarket Research Report-Centrally Subscribed
    8EndNoteResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    9FactivaResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    10GrammarlyResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    11TurnitinResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    12TypesetResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    13Question-ProResearch Support Tools-Centrally Subscribed
    14McGraw Hill Education India eBookeBook-Centrally Subscribed
    15Pearson e-bookseBook-Centrally Subscribed
    16S Chand e-bookseBook-Centrally Subscribed
    17ProQuest-Academic Complete eBookeBook-Centrally Subscribed
    18Sage Online Collection-Management and Organization StudieseBook-Centrally Subscribed
    19VideeyaeBook-Centrally Subscribed
    20Anesthesia and Intensive CareE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    21Journal of Health ManagementE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    22Medicine, Science and the LawE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    23Journal of the Royal Society of MedicineE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    24Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and ReconstructionE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    25obstetric MedicineE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    26Foot and Ankle SpecialistE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    27Developmental Child WelfareE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    28Journal of Pharmacology and PharmacotherapeuticsE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    29Indian Journal of Psychological MedicineE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    30Canadian Association of Radiologists JournalE-Journal-Sage Research Method-SMCW Subscribed
    31DELNETInstitute Membership-SMCW
    32DELNETInstitutional Membership-Centrally Subscribed

    The constitution of the Library Committee 8th Aug-2023 - Aug 2026 is as follows

    SR. No. Name Designation Designation in Committee
    1Lt.Col.(Dr.) T.Vijaya SagarDean-SMCWChairperson
    2Col.Dr.Hiitender Singh BatraDeputy Dean, Professor & HOD-BiochemistryMember
    3Dr.Vivek DugadAsst. Professor, Dept. of PathologyLibrary Faculty In Charge-Member
    4Dr.Ramkrishnan NProfessor, Dept. of Forensic ENTMember
    5Dr.Mandar AmbikeDy. Dean (Students Affairs), Professor & Head, Dept. of AnatomyMember
    6Dr.Amit AgarwalProfessor, General MedicineMember
    7Col.(Dr.) M.R.Arun IyengarAdmin OfficerMember
    8Mrs.Anuradha PotphodeLibrarian Member-Secretary
    9Dr.Sangeeta PaliwalLibrarian-SIUInvitee-Member
    10Ms.Aditi DahikarStudent representativeMember
    11Ms.Pragati GuptaStudent representativeMember
    12Ms.Tulika MohindraStudent representativeMember

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


    User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC

    Recommend Books

    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

    20 - 61930003 Ext: 4251/4252

    SMCW-Central Library Staff

    Ms. Anuradha Potphode

    Library In-charge

    16 Years
    +91 20 - 61930003 Ext: 4251/4252

    Mr. Siddharth Dhage

    Assistant Library In-charge

    15 Years
    +91 20 - 61930003 Ext: 4251/4252

    Mr. Rameshwar Tagad

    Office Attendant

    4 Years

    Frequently Asked Question

    Who can access the library Services?

    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 with 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 sign by their Librarian/Head of the Department/Guide/Principal and identity card of their college is mandatory to avail SMCW services.

    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.

    How many books a member get issued?

    Following are the details of books to each category of member

    Sr. no. Patron Categories Books /day of Issues
    1 Full Time Faculty 2 textbook for 1 Month & 1 Reference book for 15 days
    2 Undergraduate students 2 textbook for 15 days 1 Reference book for 1 week.
    What are the issue return timings in the library?

    Monday to Saturday: 8.30 To 6.00

    What are the overdue charges against late return of the book?

    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

    I have lost the library Book, What I require to do?

    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.

    Where can I make a suggestion to the library?

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

    How can I recommend a book for purchase in the Library?

    Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form & submit it.

    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.

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