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About Library

The Libraries facilitates intellectual growth and creativeness by developing collections, providing access to information resources, teaching the effective use of information resources, and offering research assistance.

The Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) library is a resource center for all stakeholders like students and faculty members. The library has an extensive collection of books covering multiple subjects like Political Science, International Studies, information technology, Mathematics, Music, Art etc. The Periodical section is also a vital source for academic research & Current information. Also, some newspapers, DVDs & CDs are available in the library.

The SSIS Pune library has a large reading hall and study spaces equipped with computers. There are also study/discussion tables which can be used for group work sessions.

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 an enhanced catalog display

Note: SSIS shares library with Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts


Print Collection

Sr. No. Name of the Collection Number of the Collection as on Feb 2024
1 Books 435


Days Book Issue/Return Timings Library hours
Monday To Saturday 8.30 am to 7.30 pm 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

General Rules

  • Students are expected to produce their current college ID cards at the time of checking-out a book.
  • The books issued to students must be returned to the Library within 7 days from the date of issue.
  • In case a reader loses a book he/ she should replace the book. In case the book cannot be replaced, the current price of the book and the fine must be paid.
  • Reference books and Journals will not be issued, but are available for study within the Library and for photocopying.
  • Tearing out pages from books and newspapers is strictly prohibited and is punishable.
  • Students are requested to turn off their mobile phones or put them on silent mode in the library.
  • Students are not allowed to play music in the library.
  • Consumption of food and beverages is strictly prohibited in the library. Students are not allowed to carry ANY bags into the library.



No. 227, Plot 11, 3rd Floor ,

Opposite Pune International Airport,

Symbiosis Road, Viman Nagar,

Pune : 411 014

Landline:- 020-26551205

Email –

Faculty Library in-charge : Dr. Alvite Singh Ningthojam:


  • All existing Students, Faculty & staff of SSIS have been provided with the Library membership. The members use their college ID cards for borrowing Library resources.
  • 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 avail the membership by filling up the Membership form.

Important 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.


Library Manual

Borrowing Facility

Borrowing Facility: Rules

Members Borrowing Facility
Student 2
Faculty Member 10
Visiting Faculty 10
Staff 2


The library has following sections and resources:

Reading room:- The library has a spacious reading room with Wi-Fi facility. The reading room can accommodate about 60 Students and is kept open 8.00a.m to 7.30p.m.

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 SSLA library.

Indian Express Sakal Times
Times Of India Sakal
The Hindu The Economics Times

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.



Following are the e-resources subscribed by the SIU Central library. E-resources can be access through library portal.

SSIS Library has given library portal credential to its all user.

Central subscription

  • Sage Research Methods
  • 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 (if any)

  • International Relations Conference report

Library Committee

Sr. No. Designation Position in committee Name of person
1 Director / Head of the Constituent Institute /Department Chairperson Ms. Shivali Lawale
2 Faculty members nominated by the Director Member Dr. Sukalpa Chkrabarti
Dr. Alvite Singh Ningthojam
3 Librarian of the Institute Member Secretary Ms. Smita Kadam
4 Student Representative Member Ms. Riddhi Kothawale (Batch 2020-22)
Ms. Kaira Vartak (Batch 2020-22)
Mr. Rishav Gupta (Batch 2021-23
Ms. Samikshya Das (Batch 2021-23)
5 University Librarian Invitee Dr. Sangeeta Paliwal

Library Feedback

Institute Librarian

Ms. Smita Kadam:

Purchase Suggestions

To suggest or recommend a reading material (book/ Journal/ Magazine/ CD etc.) to purchase in the Library, you may submit your purchase request through Koha Web OPAC' or you can send your purchase suggestions on

Koha Opac Link

Library Staff

Mrs. Smita Kadam

Library In-Charge

B.A. M.A. M.Lib. I.Sc. M.Phil.

Mr. Mahesh Patil

Library Assistant

B.A.M.Lib. I.Sc.

Mr.Sanjay Londhe

Library Attendant