The SCMS Pune Library, with its wide collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, fills an essential requisite in the intellectual pursuits for our students and faculty.

The library has a sprawling space with designated areas for different sections, providing the right ambiance for reading and reflection. The library has a collection of books, print journals, magazines along with a range of e-collection material including e-journals, online databases, CD-ROM collection, etc., which are accessible through the institute's network and Wi-Fi.

The SCMS Pune library offers facilities for learning and research, which are equipped with computers and study spaces. There are also study / discussion tables which can be used for group work sessions. The library houses a Digital library inside the library premises where students and faculty members can browse varied databases such as CMIE Prowess IQ, CMIE -Industry Outlook, DELNET and centrally subscribed other online resources.

The library is fully automated using KOHA software. KOHA is a true enterprise-class Integrated Library System with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. It supports full text searching with enhanced catalogue display.

A fair degree of automation has been brought in various library functions in order to make library transactions seamlessly integrated, faster and convenient. The open terrace in front of library provide ample avenues and options for refreshment, breaks and relaxation.


SCMS Pune Library is well equipped with a rich collection of books, journals, magazines and Audio Visual resources. In addition to the institutionally subscribed resources, the library users have also access to the resources of the Central library.

Print resources as on 17th January 2023

Name of the collection Number of the collection
Books 15289
Journals 33
Magazines 37
Newspapers 9
Audio Visual Resources\CD\DVDs 1013
Bound Volume 438

Non-print resources as on 17th January 2023

Name of the collection Number of the collection
Databases 2
Institutional Membership 1

Library Timing

Days Library hours Book Issue/ Return timing
Monday To Friday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm 09:00 am to 1:00 pm
1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 09:00 am to 1:00 pm
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

General Rules

    The members (Users) of Library are expected to observe the following rules. It shall help the Library in proper and efficient functioning and also it shall help the other members (users) of the Library.

  • Every member of the staff must register its library membership by filling the prescribed from.
  • The membership of the student shall be registered from the list submitted by the Institutional administrative office.
  • Every member of the library must scan the Identity Card/Library Card/Smart Card provided by the respective Institute/Library at Library entrance while enjoying the library facilities.
  • Students can be issued only one book on one library card.
  • The documents taken for photocopying must be returned within the same day.
  • The library resources (like books, journals, periodicals, CDs, DVDs etc.) shall be issued to the members as per the circulation guidelines of respective institute.
  • A member shall be required to return the resource/ book issued to him/ her any time if asked by the library.
  • A member shall return/ renew the resource issued to him/ her on or before the due date.
  • A member failing to return/ renew the resource within the specific time shall be liable for the payment of fine as prescribed in the circulation policy of the institute.
  • An overdue charge of Rs. 20/- per day per volume will be charged for returning the issued books after the due date.
  • A member losing the library resource issued to him/ her shall follow the replacement rules as per the circulation policy of SIU.
  • A member entering the library shall keep his/ her bags and other belongings outside the library on their own responsibility.
  • A member shall be allowed to take photocopies of the required contents from the Reference Books / Current Issues of periodicals etc. with the prior permission of library staff.
  • A member shall not write upon or damage or mark any signs/ symbols/ remarks on any book belonging to the library.
  • A member taking wrong book from the shelf shall keep it on the book trolley or on the nearest table and shall not reshelf himself/ herself.
  • A member shall not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. (A person doing so shall be liable for heavy penalty)
  • A member shall not be allowed to issue any library resource to anyone else.
  • A member/ user may suggest /recommend book(s) which are useful for their study through SIU OPAC. http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in
  • A member entering the library shall observe all the disciplinary rules of SIU.
  • A Member shall observe silence in the library.
  • A member is requested to keep his/ her mobile switched off or in silent mode in the Library.
  • A member shall not engage in conversation in any part of the library.
  • A member leaving the library shall co-operate with the checkout mechanism and the security.
  • A member is not allowed to cut any news or part of a newspaper.
  • The reading hall in the main library can be used by students for reading newspapers, magazines, journals and library reference books only.
  • The reading hall next to the library will be open from 9.00a.m. to 7.30 p.m. The students may use laptops, books, notebooks, etc. in this room.
  • Important notice and information regarding the library as well as changes, if any, will be notified from time to time on the library notice boards.
  • Beverages and eatables are not allowed inside the library.
  • No photograph of the Library shall be taken without the prior permission of the Librarian.
  • All students shall be allowed in the library decently dressed only as they are allowed in the classrooms
  • The Library In-Charge reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff or behaving in an indecent manner


Name of the Resources


Direct Links

SIU Library Portal

All subscribed e-resources can be accessed through SIU Library Portal.


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 favorite books etc.

National Digital Library of India

NDL is a pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning

It provides E-learning through online web and video courses in Engineering, Science and Humanities streams.

e-PG Pathashala

A curriculum-based, interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines.


Free resource for mathematical community


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.


Shodhganga a reservoir of Indian theses

The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access.

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

It is an International organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.


Free access to full text dissertations and theses.

DART Europe

Provides free access to 794,059 open access research theses from 615 Universities in 28 European countries.


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

NISCAIR Online Periodical Repository

You can access full text articles from research journals published by CSIR-NISCAIR.

Indian Academy of Sciences

Free access to journals in the Science field.

Current Science

Published fortnightly in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences, is the leading interdisciplinary Science journal from India.

De Gruyter Reference Global

De Gruyter group publishes over 1300 new titles each year in the Humanities, Social Sciences, STM and Law. Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products.

International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR

Free access to journals in the field of Media and Communications.


Scholarly, peer-reviewed open access journals covering all subject areas in Science, Technology and Medicine

Hindawi Corporation

One of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed open access journals.

ABC Chemistry

Directory of free full text journals in chemistry.

Bioline International

Pioneer in the provision of open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries.

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)

Free access to scientific journal, articles from Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Spain.

Friends Science Publishers (IJAB)

International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (IJAB) publishes peer reviewed papers on all aspects of agriculture and biology.

Scientific Research Pub

Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is one of the largest open access journal publishers.


Rare Book Society of India

The Rare Book Society of India is the first of its kind - it is a virtual space for rare book collectors and history buffs to read, discuss, rediscover and download lost books.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Free access to 12794 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 280 publishers.

Project Gutenberg

Access to more than 57,000 free eBooks.You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired.

OAPEN Library

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.

Internet Archive

It is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music and archived web pages.

Open Access Publishing in European Networks

OAPEN is an initiative in open access publishing for Humanities and Social Sciences monographs.


OAPEN is an initiative in open access publishing for Humanities and Social Sciences monographs.


Library membership is given by default to all students, faculty & staff members of SCMS Pune.

Rules for Membership

  • In exceptional cases an outside member (temporary membership) may be permitted to avail the services of the library on recommendation of the Director.
  • Visiting Faculty and staff of Symbiosis Vimannagar Campus avail the membership by filling up the Membership form.


Borrowing Facility: Rules

Members Borrowing Facility
Books Periodicals Time Period
Student 2 0 7 Days
Faculty Member 10 1 For Semester
Visiting Faculty 2 0 For Semester
Staff 5 1 One Month
Constituent Institutes under the University ( Faculty & Staff) 2 0 15 Days

Note-: Inter Institute library Loan -This facility is provided only for Constituent Institutes under the University.


The library has following sections and resources:

News room: This section helps students and the community to remain updated on daily happenings. Below is a list of newspapers, magazines and journals subscribed by the library:

The Hindu Business Line The Economic Times
Business Standard The Hindu
The Indian Express Hindustan Times
The Times of India Pune Mirror
Sakal Pudhari

Magazines and Journals
Abhigyan Income Tax Tribunal Decisions
Advances in Developing Human Resources India Today
Afaqs Reporter India Today (Hindi)
Asian Journal of Management Cases International Journal of Trade in Services
Bike India International Relation
Business India Journal of Entrepreneur
Business Today Journal of Chartered Secretary
Business World Journal of Commerce & Management Thought
Capital Market Journal of Creative Communications
Competition Affairs Lokprabha (Marathi)
Competition Success Review National Geographic Magazine
Corporate Governance Outlook
Corporate Professional Today Outlook Business
Current Affairs Outlook Money
Dalal Street Journal Magazine Outlook Traveller
Decision Overdrive
Digit PC Quest
Digital Learning Pearl - Peer Reviewed
Down to Earth Pitch: The Essence of Marketing
Economics and Political Weekly Purushartha
Education World RBI Bulletin
Finance India Readers Digest
Forbes India Saptahik Sakal (Marathi)
Foreign Trade Review Smart Photography
Fortune Asia Sportstar
Fortune India Tax Law Weekly
Frontline The Chartered Accountant
General Knowledge Today The Economist
Global Business Review The Indian Banker
Global Management Review The Management Accountant
HBR Time
Human Resource Development Review Training and Development
IIMB Management Review Wealth Insight

Reading room: Reading room is a study space made available to the students with Wi-Fi facility.-

Courseware section: The courseware section provides ready reference of text books and reference material.

Reprographic Facility: Photocopying, scanning and printing services are available for the students.

Student Open Terrace: The open terrace gives a refreshing experience for students for short breaks from their intensive study. The facility is designed to provide a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff to encourage interaction and strengthen the learning environment.

Digital Library: The Digital Library provides access to institutionally and centrally subscribed various important e-resources.
AV materials can accessed from the Digital Library. This facility is for research purpose.

Discussion Tables: The discussion tables are a place where users can discuss and work together.

Reference section: The reference section houses the library's reference books. These books provide quick and accessible information on any particular topic. Reference books include materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and style guides, among others.

Archives: The archives section houses bound volumes of journals and magazines.


Following are the e-resources subscribed by the SIU Central / Institute library.
All subscribed e-resources can be accessed through SIU Library Portal. https://www.library.siu.edu.in/

SCMS Pune Library has given library portal credential to its all user.

  • CMIE Prowess IQ
  • CMIE Industry Outlook
  • DELNET-Developing Library Networks
  • Sage Research Methods
  • Sage Journals
  • Pearson e-Books
  • Web of Science
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • E- Research
  • Turnitin
  • Elsevier - Science direct - Management
  • McGraw Hill Education India e-Books
  • Emerald Management e-journal
  • QuestionPro
  • JAWS Software:

JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. (Installed in the Digital Library)

Institute Publication

Annual Research Journal of SCMS, Pune (https://www.scmspune.ac.in/faculty-research.php)


Name Designation Role
Dr. Adya Sharma Director Chairman
Dr.Punit Kumar Mishra Associate Professor Faculty Library In-charge
Dr. Nitin Mahankale Associate Professor Faculty Member
Dr.Yogesh Pisolkar Assistant Professor Faculty Member
Dr. Jaysing Bhosale Assistant Professor Faculty Member
Mr. Pravin Nawade Assistant Administrative Officer Member
Mr. Divyam Agarwal Student Student Representative
Mr. Ananya Vasudeva Student Student Representative
Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal University Librarian Invitee
Dr. Ashwini Mahadik Asst. Library In-charge Member Secretary
Mr.Sagar Takawale Sr. Library Assistant Member Secretary
Ms. Hemalata Shelke Library Assistant Member Secretary






SCMS Pune - Library - Ashwini
Dr. Mrs. Ashwini P. Mahadik

Asst. Library In-Charge
B.A. M.Lib.I.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D.


SCMS Pune - Library - Sagar
Mr. Sagar Takawale

Sr. Library Assistant
B.Com. M. Lib. I.Sc.


SCMS Pune - Library - Hemlata
Ms. Hemalata Shelke

Library Assistant
BA, M.Lib. I.Sc.



4th Floor,

Symbiosis Center For Management Studies, Pune

Survey #231

Near Lunkad Gold Coast,

Viman Nagar,

Pune 411014

Direct Line: +91-20-26557124

Main Board Line: +91-20-26557100

Email ID: library@scmspune.ac.in


1. Who can access the library e-resources?

Answer: All students, faculty, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty of SCMS Pune have access of library e-resources. SCMS Library has given access to them to SI (DU) Library Portal.

2. Can I bring a personal book /laptop to the library?

Answer: The students may use laptop in the Library, but personal books, notebooks etc. will be used in the Library reading Hall.