History & Establishment

Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce established in August, 1983, so is the library. Over the years it is growing progressively by adding up infrastructure, collection as well as manpower.

Keeping pace with the technology, library adopted automated systems for its functioning and management and set up electronic library for its users. Grants received from UGC are used to enrich its collection.

Infrastructure & Ambiance

Library has a good infrastructure and pleasant ambiance. It is spread over 3 different locations at the SCAC college campus. Main library is situated at the ground floor, having 1250 sq. ft. of stack area and administrative blocks & 1250 sq. ft. of Reading Room. Reference Section & e-library is situated at the basement. This section has computer terminals for students to access e-resources of the library

LAC (Library Advisory Committee)

Library is governed by Library Advisory Committee (LAC). The Principal is the chairman of the committee while The Librarian is the secretary. The Committee consists of 11 members who include Vice Principal and HODs and faculty representatives of various departments of college. Committee members meet at least once in the semester. Committee members discuss issues pertaining to library administration, collection development, services, and policy decisions. Members give suggestions for the improvement in library services and collection development for the benefit of students and staff members.

Collection

Currently the Library is having more than 35,000 books and over 70 periodicals and digital resources covering various branches of knowledge. The collection of the Library is very strong in Economics, English, & Management subjects. Other than books, the collection of the library includes CDs, DVDs, databases and e-journals. Reference section of library includes various reports, dictionaries, directories, nation/city guides and other such reference documents.

The library has a very good collection of encyclopedias on different subjects. We have many single volume as well as multivolume encyclopedias on various subjects like Communications, History, Environment & Pollution Control, Management, Literature, Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, Political Science, Gandhian Thoughts, Tourism, and Literacy Criticism. The e-library section of our library provides access to databases and online journals.

Library aims at overall personality development of the students. Therefore along with the syllabus related books library has a very good collection of recreational literature in English, Marathi and Hindi. Also library has books for the preparation of competitive exam.

Services

Open Access

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

Circulation Service

Current Contents

Online Search Service

Reservation Service

Bibliographic Service

Reference Service

Reprography Service (Photocopy , Printing etc.)

Information Display and Notification Service

User Orientation and Information Literacy

Inter Library Loan (ILL) Service

Current Awareness Service (CAS)

e-library

Membership

The bonafide students of Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce can become a member of the Library. To become a member of the library, students have to fill

the form supplied to them at the time of the admission. The Staff Members Teaching as well as non-teaching) are by default members of the library as well.

Library Automation

In the year 2007-08 library started the process of automation. KOHA open source software is being used for library automation and networking. WEB OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is available.
Also our library has introduced e-library from the year 2009-10. Under e-library, students have access to some major databases and e-journals

e-library (Online Resources)
Through e-library services students can access many open source as well as paid content. A Separate section of library with computer terminals provides browsing facility to students and teachers. Online Resources available are:

CMIE Databases (Prowess, Economic Outlook, Capex, Industrial outlook)

EBSCO

JSTOR

N-List (UGC Infonet Resources)

American Institute of Physics ( 18 titles and 10 years backfiles access)

American Physical Society (10 titles and 10 years backfiles access)

Annual Reviews (33 titles and 10 years rolling backfiles access)

Cambridge University Press (224 titles and 10 years backfiles access)

Institute of Physics (46 titles and access from Vol 1)

Oxford University Press (206 titles and 10 years backfiles access)

Royal Society of Chemistry (29 titles and 10 years backfiles access)

Economic and Political Weekly (1 title and acces form 1966)

Indian Journals (150+ titles and access from 2007)


EBSCOHOST(H W Wilson )(2800+ titles )

Cambridge Books Online (1800 titles)

Oxford Scholarship-ebooks (1400+ titles)

NetLibrary-EBSCOhost (936 titles)

MyiLibrary-McGraw Hill-ebooks (1124 titles)

Hiindustan Books Agency -ebooks (65 titles)

Institute of South East Asian Studies(ISEAS) Books (382+ titles)

Springer eBooks (2005-2011) (2300 titles)

Sage Knowledge ebooks (1000 titles)

Taylor and Francis -ebooks (1800 titles)-new platform

Ebrary-ebooks ( 83000+ titles)