Circulation


There is no separate card issued for Library. Student I-cards act as library cards. In case of membership other than students, library issues a card.
Library is open to the Student of SIMS, and faculty and research scholars of SIU who hold valid ID card of Symbiosis. Students from other institute can refer the library but are not allowed to borrow from institutional libraries other than the institute they are associated.
Yes, Student from nearby community can apply for reading hall membership. Refer details under Membership.
Member can search material through KOHA OPAC - http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in/. Library books are arrange according to subjects. You can see Library books alignment in Library Layout. And Library staff is available to help you in finding material.
For borrowing, you can take the material to circulation counter, show your ID card. The person on circulation counter will check out book for you. Library does not have renewal policy.
You can reserve book from KOHA OPAC system. Reservation of book works only when all the copies of required books are out of shelf.
The loss of ID card should be reported to administrative section of the institute and copy of the application should mark to the library.

Yes. Member of Symbiosis family are allowed to borrow books from all Symbiosis Libraries. But borrowing privileges may vary as facility priority is given to current members of the institute.

Members are request to approach Library In-charge for prior permission to visit other libraries.

No. But Library has book bank system through which selected subject books are issued to student for a semester.
Library over-due fine is Rs. 5/- per day per material. In case of damage/loss of material, member has to replace the material or pay current market price of the material with overdue fine (if any).

Member can search material from all libraries of Symbiosis on KOHA OPAC - http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in/. If required, borrow books from other Symbiosis libraries with prior permission through SIMS Library In-charge.

You can also suggest material through Purchase Suggestions for Library.

SIMS Library In-charge is eager to help you. You can contact her on library@sims.edu . Or meet personally during working hours.
Library has intranet portal – https://www.sims.edu/portal/ - where you can find 2 years archive of dissertation and CPS. User id and password for the same will be provided by library at the starting of the Course.
Library provides unrestricted access through public computers of the institute. Members can also access e-resource through their laptops inside the campus. Access points for the e-resources are provided on library website under E-resource segment. For off campus access, member should visit SIU Library gateway . The gateway provides userid password for off campus access.
The training is schedule for fresher and as per faculty and student demand every year. Members can take appoint with Library In-charge for individual training schedule. Also How to use e-resource manual is provided on Website.
SIU Library has created Library gateway for the purpose. You can search all content through-out the SIU libraries.
SIU Library Gateway provides access to e-resources purchase by SIU Library and Institute Library. The user id and password for the gateway will be provided by Library. The access to gateway is restricted to student, faculty and research scholars of SIU.
Yes, if you are student, faculty or research scholar from SIU, you can place order for softcopy of article or chapter through delivery request. You will receive requested material on your official email id provided by institute in four business days. The request will be fulfil on first come first serve basis. No rush request entertained.
Some e-resource allows limited number of simultaneous users. In such situation, you are requested to try again after sometime. If still there is problem, the please let us known through Library Feedback.
Yes, Library have perpectual access of 245 books purchased from Pearson education. You can access it on https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/sims/home.action
If none of the above questions are answering your query then contact at library@sims.edu

SIMS Library @ Glance

Books 23660
International Journals 23
National Journal 34
International Magazines 06
National Magazines 40
E-journals 10
E-Books 245
Newspapers 16
Database 16
Student Projects Reports 940
CDs 1150
Back Volumes 78