Library

ABOUT


Library of Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS) (formerly School of Biomedical sciences) came into existence with the establishment of SSBS in 2011. SSBS Library situated in Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) premises. It plays a very vital role in provision of learning resources for academics and research. It is one of the liveliest places on the campus providing a comfortable and friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promotes discovery and scholarship. The collection of books, journals, e-journals, reports and other reading resources are adequate for not only domain specific resources but for also general resources. Books and other resources are regularly augmented and online access to all premier journals as well as full-text & bibliographic databases available in the field of Biotechnology are provided to faculty, staff and students. The library uses KOHA, the web centric library management software. It offers a range of services including reference and consultation, membership, circulation, document delivery, resource sharing, information alert, bibliographic and digital library services to the library members.

The main objective of the library is to support the educational & research programmes of the Institute by providing physical & intellectual access to information, consistent with the present & the anticipated educational & research functions of the institute.

COLLECTION


Sr No.

Name of the Collection

1

Books

1201

2

Journals

07

3

Newspapers

04

LIBRARY TIMING


Days

Library

Reading Hall

Issue -Return


Monday

to

Friday


9.00 am to 8.00 pm


9.00 am to 8.00 pm


9.00 am to 4.30 pm




Saturday


9.00 am to 5.00 pm


9.00 am to 5.00 pm


9.00 am to 4.30 pm



General Rules for SSBS Students


  • Members shall observe silence in the Reading Hall.
  • Maximum of 3 books will be issued for one month at once and renew for one month.
  • Renewal of the books is mandatory on or before due date. Failure to renew / return of 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 a good condition.
  • Member 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 behaviour not appropriate in the library.
  • Member shall not smoke, or spit in any part of the library.
  • In case a member wish 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.
  • Member 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 counter.
  • Identity Card is mandatory for getting access to the library premises even for the in-house students.
  • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the book trolley or on 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 responsibility of the user that the books borrowed should be protected from RAIN, DUST, INSECT, etc
  • Students are advised to issue books on their own cards only. Disciplinary action shall be taken if the staff finds the subscription rights being misused.
  • 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. In case the library staff finds the attire not appropriate he/she may be asked to leave the library premises.
  • 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


Membership is by default extended to

  • Faculty (Full time)and staff of Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences
  • M.Sc. students of Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences

Rules for the Members


  • Students, Faculty and Staff of SSBS avail the facility by producing the Identity card of the SSBS. I-card is the only mandatory criteria to avail SSBS library membership.
  • Members should adhere to the dress code of the institute.
  • Reading Hall Members should carry their own material for study.
  • Library will terminate the member in case of misbehaviour / violation of rules.

Services


  • Open Access System
  • CAS (Current Awareness Service) & SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information)
  • Inter library loan
  • Digital Library facility
  • Internet / Multimedia
  • Bar – Code based Issue / Return facility
  • Online Public Access Catalogue facility(OPAC)
  • Online E-journal facility
  • SMS Alert facility for student and staff
  • 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 SSBS 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.

Borrowing Service


Category

Borrowing Facility

 

Books

Periodicals

Days

Students

3

1

30

Full Time Faculty

8

1

30

Other Symbiosis Faculty

2

2

30

SIU PhD Scholars

3

1

30

Borrowing Rules


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


Web OPAC link: http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.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.

E-Resources


Library Portal: https://siu.edu.in/library/

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 subscribed by SIU Central Library:

  • EBSCO
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science and End Note
  • Research Tool: Question Pro
  • Research Tool: Turnitin
  • Sage Research Methods (SRM Core)
  • Pearson e-books
  • Jstor
  • Elsevier: Science direct – Management
  • Emerald Management E-Journal
  • Frost & Sullivan

Library Advisory Committee (LAC)


Library Consists of the following members:

Sr. No

Members

Designation

Position On the Commitee

1

Dr. Vinaykumar Rale

Director

Chairman

2

Dr. Anuradha Vaidya

Deputy Director

Member

3

Mr. Anup Thakur

Sr. Office Superintendent

Member

4

Dr. Ram Kulkarni

Associate Professor 

Member

5

Dr.Satyajeet Khare

Assistant Professor

Member

6

Dr. Sunil Saroj

Associate Professor

Member

7

Ms. Aaradhika Menon

Student 

Student representative

8

Mr. Rahul Deokate

Assistant Library Incharge

Member Secretary

Library Feedback


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

Purchase Suggestions


Students and faculty members can recommend the library resources through the

WEBOPAC:-http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in/cgi-bin/koha/opac-suggestions.pl

or

SSBS users can send their Purchases recommendations on rahul.deokate@ssbs.edu.in

Library Staff


Mr. Rahul S. Deokate

Designation: Assistant Library In-charge

Qualification: M.A, M.Lib.I.Sc., NET/SET PGDLAN

Experience : 8 years

Contact No.: 020-61936422

Email ID: rahul.deokate@ssbs.edu.in

Contact Us


SSBS, Library
Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Gram- Lavale,
Taluka- Mulshi, Dist - Pune 412115,
Phone No.: 020-61936422
Email Id : rahul.deokate@ssbs.edu.in

FAQs


FAQs of the Library

  • Who can access the library Services?

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

    Category of Member

    No of Books

    Period

    1

    Director

    9

    60 Days

    2

    Dy. Director

    9

    60 Days

    3

    Faculty

    9

    60 Days

    4

    Staff

    6

    60 Days

    5

    Students

    3

    1. Days
  • What are the issue return timings in the library?

    Days

    Library

    Reading Hall

    Issue-Return

    Monday 

    to Friday

    9 am to 8 pm

    9 am to 8 pm

    9 am to 4.30 pm

    Saturday

    9 am to 5 pm

    9 am to 5 pm

    9 am to 4.30 pm

  • 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 at rahul.deokate@ssbs.edu.in

  • 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 and 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 SSBS. 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.



SYMBIOSIS SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (SSBS)

(formerly Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences)



Address

Gram - Lavale,
Taluka - Mulshi, Dist. - Pune,
Maharashtra, India
Pin - 412115

Indian Students

CONTACT

Phone : +91-20-2811 6496
Fax : +91-20-2811 6440
Email : info@ssbs.edu.in

International Students

CONTACT

Phone : +91-20-2567 1905
Website : www.scie.ac.in

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