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.
|Sr. No.||Name of the Collection||Number of the Collection as on May 2023|
|4||DELNET||E-Books : 375 / E-Journals: 5088|
|5||EBSCO-HOST (Health & Medicine)||E-Books: 14369|
Monday to Sunday
|8.30 am to 12 pm||
8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding SIU declared Holiday & Sunday)
|2||Books Stacks Room|
|4||Periodical Section & Faculty Publication Corner|
|5||Staff Reading Room (30 seating capacity)|
|8.||Librarian & Staff Rooms|
General Rules for SMCW Library users
Membership is by default extended to
Rules for the Members
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.
Library offers individualized service to assist students, faculty, researchers and staff in locating the required information i.e. book, journal location in the library
In case of any queries, mail can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://library.siu.edu.in/
Books /day of Issues
Full Time Faculty
2 textbook for 1 Month & 1 Reference book for 15 days
2 textbook & 1 Reference books for 7 days
Library has memberships of DELNET can access 5088 Medical Journals and 375 E-Books of various subject.
Website Link: www.delnet.in
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: http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in/
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.
Library Portal: https://library.siu.edu.in/
Once the registration is completed members get the access of all e-resources purchased by the SIU Central library.
|SR. No.||Name of Database||URL|
|8||Money life online Magazine subscription||https://www.moneylife.in/|
|9||McGraw Hill Education India eBooks||http://mcgrawhilleducation.pdn.ipublishcentral.com/bookshelf|
|10||South Asia Archive (access given Lavale HT & HB)||https://southasiacommons.net/?from=www.SARF/#main|
|11||Sage Online Collection - Management & Organization Studies (Access for 7 institutes - SIBM-P, SIMS, SCMHRD, SITM, SIOM, SCMS-P, SIBM-H)||https://journals.sagepub.com/|
|17||Web of Science (To access Web of Science personalization features, please sign in or register.)||https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/basic-search|
|18||Emerald Management E-Journal (OAN: 736908153872895)||https://www.emerald.com/insight/?utm_source=ext_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pim_Northstar_20190624|
|19||Elsevier: Science direct - Management||https://www.sciencedirect.com/|
The constitution of the Library Committee 8th Aug-2023 - Aug 2026 is as follows
|SR. No.||Name||Designation||Designation in Committee|
|1||Lt.Col.(Dr.) T.Vijaya Sagar||Dean-SMCW||Chairperson|
|2||Col.Dr.Hiitender Singh Batra||Deputy Dean, Professor & HOD-Biochemistry||Member|
|3||Dr.Madhusudan Petkar||Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology||Library Faculty In Charge-Member|
|4||Dr.Ramkrishnan N||Professor, Dept. of Forensic ENT||Member|
|5||Dr.Mandar Ambike||Dy. Dean (Students Affairs), Professor & Head, Dept. of Anatomy||Member|
|6||Dr.Amit Agarwal||Professor, General Medicine||Member|
|7||Col.(Dr.) M.R.Arun Iyengar||Admin Officer||Member|
|10||Ms.Aditi Dahikar||Student representative||Member|
|11||Ms.Pragati Gupta||Student representative||Member|
|12||Ms.Tulika Mohindra||Student representative||Member|
Please fill the Library feedback form by clicking on the link given below.
User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC
Address: Symbiosis Medical College for Women (SMCW)
Symbiosis International University (Deemed University)
Lavale Hill Base, Gram: Lavale, Tal:
Dist: Pune, Maharashtra, India Pin: 412115
20 - 61930003 Ext: 4251/4252
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.
You can carry own books to the library by making necessary entries in daily log register.
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.|
Monday to Saturday: 8.30 To 6.00
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
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.
“Suggestion Box” placed at the entrance of the library where you can drop-in your valuable suggestion(s).You can also email the suggestions email@example.com
Students can give their recommendations through the Web OPAC. Login with your PRN fill the form & submit it.
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.
NPTEL has been offering self-study courses across engineering, humanities and science streams for more than a decade. These are available at: http://nptel.ac.in. From March 2014 NPTEL has been offering online certification for its courses, the highlight being the certification exam through which the student gets an opportunity to earn a certificate form the IITs! These are available at: https://swayam.gov.in/NPTEL
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.
PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature form MEDLINE life Science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publication web sites.