SIHS library is serving and catering to the needs of the students and faculty members as a creative and innovative partner in supporting the teaching, learning, scholarship and research activities of the Institute & University.

SIHS library has implemented KOHA integrated library Management software. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) of books and other reading material are accessible from any location. OPAC consists of books, AV material, print journals and magazines, Theses ( ).

There are total 4 four sections in the library : Circulation Section, Reference Section, Reading Hall, Journals and IT Zone

Number of the Collection as of May 2021

Print Collection

Sr. No.

Name of the Collection

Number of the Collection as on May 2021










Library Timings



Reading Hall


Monday to Friday

8.30 am to 6.30 pm

8.30 am to 6.30 pm

8.30 am to 6.30 pm

General Rules for SIHS Students

  • Identity Card is mandatory for getting access to the library.

  • All members are advised to come to the Library in decent dress

  • Member must register the name and time in the attendance register at the time entry and exit time.

  • Member shall not bring personal belonging (including personal books and other printed materials). Only loose papers, pen and pencil is allowed.

  • Beverages and Eatables are strictly not allowed inside the Library.

  • Member shall not smoke, drink or spit in any part of the library.

  • All users are requested to keep their mobile phones switched off or in silent mode when in the library.

  • Member shall observe a strict silence in the Library.

  • No conversation is entertained in the library

  • Important topics from Reference Books/Current Issues of Periodicals can be photocopied on request.

  • In case the book/magazine/Journal is lost, replace the same

  • Books must be handled carefully. Tearing/ damaging the books is strictly not allowed. If found a stringent disciplinary action will be taken against the individual.

  • Member shall not write upon, damage or mark any book of the library.

  • Member leaving the library should stop at the exit so that the person on security counter can check the material borrowed or taken out by them.

  • Member should not replace the book that is once removed from the shelf. It should be kept on the book trolley or on table nearest to them.

  • The newspaper(s) are available on the newspaper stand for reading. Member is strictly prohibited to remove the newspaper from the stand or cutting/ damaging any part of it.

  • Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/ she will be charged the full replacement cost of the resource.

  • No photography of the Library shall be taken without the prior permission of the concerned authorities.

  • Suggestion Slips are available at the circulation desk for use. Suggestion slips should be dropped in the suggestion box only.

  • The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff or behaving in an indecent manner and this will be brought disciplinary committee notice

  • User may suggest/recommend book/books, which are useful for their study. Recommendation can be done online through OPAC (


Membership is by default extended to

  1. Faculty (Full time and Visiting)and staff of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences.

Rules for the Members

  1. Students, Faculty and Staff of SIHS avail the facility by producing the Library card of the SIHS. Library-card is the only mandatory criteria to avail SIHS 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 misbehavior / violation of rules.


Library Services for in-house (SIHS) Users

  1. Inter Library Loan (ILL):

    Library arranges to borrow Books that are not available in SIHS 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 SIHS and staff who are members of the SIHS 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 or magazine/journal location in the library

    • Locate information in the library and elsewhere.
    • Answer specific information questions.

    In case of any quires, mail can be sent at

  3. 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.

  4. 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 SIHS 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.

  5. Document Delivery Service:

    SIHS 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 SIHS library send the full text to its users and if the required information access in full text is not available in subscribed database then SIHS library coordinates with its mother concern to provide its users with the requested materials.

Borrowing Service


Borrowing Facility









Full Time Faculty




Visiting Faculty




Other Symbiosis Faculty




SIU PhD Scholars




Borrowing Rules

  • Books which are labeled / stamped as reference books are not for borrowing.

  • Library is authorized to declare/hold certain books as reference material according to the demand. The book may not be labeled as Reference material.

  • Old loose issue of magazines only can be borrowed. New/Latest issues and back volumes are for reference only.

  • Borrowing period for particular material can shrink according to the demand.


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. Also, all institutionally subscribed databases, e-books and e-journals can be accessed through this library portal.

Following are the E-resources

  1. Database
  2. EBSCO
  3. Scopus
  4. Web of Science
  5. EndNote (Service)2016-17
  6. Turnitin
  7. QuestionPro
  8. Sage Research Methods (SRM Core)
  9. Pearson e-books
  10. Jstor
  11. Elsevier: Science direct - Management
  12. Emerald Management E-Journal
  13. Frost & Sullivan
  14. Grammarly

Library Committee

Library consists of the following members:

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar



Dr. Sammita Jadhav

Dy. Director-Academics


Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra

Associate Professor


Dr. Kavitha Menon



Dr. Raghupthy Anchala



Ms. Sanjivani Maral

Assistant Professor


Ms. Shraddha Karhadkar

Asst. Administrative Officer


Dr. Soumya Sharan

Student, MBA-HHM (2020-2022) SIHS

Student Representative

Donisha K. Johnson

Student, M.Sc MT (2020-2022) SIHS

Student Representative

Ms. Bellala Sahithi Sri

Student, MPH (2020-22) SIHS

Student Representative

Ms. Devika Nair

Student, M.Sc ND (2020-2022) SIHS

Student Representative

Mr. Aditya Harchekar

Student, B.Sc MT (2020-2023) SIHS

Student Representative

Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal

Librarian- SIU


Ms. Shubhada Awate

Assistant Library I/C

Member Secretary

Library Feedback

Feedback form only for SIHS Users. SIHS students can give their feedback with their logins.

Contact Us

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences(SIHS)

Symbiosis International University (Deemed University)

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

Tel No- 020-66975047

Library Staff


Ms. Shubhada Awate

Designation: Assistant Library I/C

Qualification: M.A.(Economics), M.lib & Isc

Experience: 11 Years

Contact: 020-66975047


Useful Links

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.

Purchase Suggestion

User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC


FAQs of the Library

  1. Who can access the library Services?

  2. Students, Faculty, Visiting Faculty, Adjunct Faculty and Staff of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences can access the SIHS library services. Also other institute’s users of Symbiosis can refer the books of SIHS Library in the Library Premises only. Identity card & Library card is mandatory to enter SIHS Library.

  3. Can I bring the personal book in the library?

  4. You can carry own books to the library by making necessary entries in daily log register.

  5. How many books a member get issued?

  6. Following are the details of books to each category of member

    Sr. No

    Category of Member

    No of Books





    60 Days


    Dy. Director


    60 Days




    15 Days




    15 Days




    7 Days

  7. What are the issue return timings in the library?

  8. Days


    Reading Hall


    Monday to Saturday

    8.30 am to 6.30 pm

    8.30 am to 6.30 pm

    8.30 am to 6.30 pm

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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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 at

  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?

  17. 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 SIHS. 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.