Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is one of the leading Universities in the country and an educational hub of 31 academic institutions/departments, promoting higher education in Management, Information Technology, Bio-medical Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and Legal education. These institutes are spread over the country and each institute has its own library, 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 University.
There is a rapid increase in the library’s collection of books and journals/periodicals in both, print and digital form, using state-of-the-art facilities. Libraries are trying to build a strong and balanced collection of books, journals and other resources to cope up with the needs of entire Symbiosis community. With this mission, we are trying to bring the entire collection available to search with just one click.
SIU has implemented KOHA integrated library Management software for all its constituent units. 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 ( http://symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in ).
The SIU Central Library is housed in a newly constructed, independent and spacious building located at the Lavale campus. The location of the Central Library overlooks the beautiful landscape around the building. The pleasant environment and the well-furnished reading area inspire students to learn and conduct research. University subscribes 130,000 e-books for their users of all institutes and made accessible to them.
SIU also subscribes to a total of 33 online databases as per the requirements of the institutes. EBSCO, Emerald, Scopus, JSTOR, Frost and Sullivan, EMIS, are the major databases accessible to all institutes and other online Databases subscribe by institutes are accessible to respective institutes on their IP address of the campus.
The Central Library is trying to establish an excellent co-operative arrangement with many resourceful libraries and consortia with INFLIBNET in the country. The Central Library has developed a Library Portal to provide remote access to its E-resources for all. (https://library.siu.edu.in)