The SIFT library which was inaugurated in 1992 is today recognized as the SIIB library and is considered an integral part of all academic activities.
Over the years the library has managed to buildup a wonderful collection of more than 12000 books relevant to each subject which is being taught at the institute. With a subscription to over 180 well-known periodicals the library has become a one stop destination for any reference material as well as management books. The book lending system is computerized and the library is equipped with EBSCO and CMIE databases and DELNET facilities.
The library is located on the 1st floor of the SIIB campus.
The library operates on all days of the year except on three national holidays i.e. 26th January – Republic Day, 15th August – Independence Day and 2nd October – Gandhi Jayanti. It is open to students for almost the whole day from 8:30 am to 10.00 pm.
The library provides the following services:
Each user is provided with THREE white cards for issue of books & ONE BLUE card for back issues of periodicals.
• Current Awareness Service: CAS
The CAS is accessible to the users through the Web OPAC facility.
• Reprographic service
Photocopying facilities are available in the Institute from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
• Display of new arrivals
All new arrivals are displayed on the open rack at the stack room.
• Inter Library Loan Facility: ILL
Students can have access to the ILL facility of the following institutes:
- Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics
- British Council Library
- Maratha Chambers of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture
- Bank of Maharashtra
Collection and Resources
As mentioned previously the library boasts of a truly vast collection which consists of books, back volumes of periodicals, Annual Company Reports, Online databases, e-journals, CD ROMs, audio cassettes, all of which have open access, while the reference books are preserved in closed stacks and made available only on request. A separate SCD server has been installed in the library which enables the students to have a direct access to all the CDs of the library at any given time.
The books are arranged in a user friendly manner which grants easy access to our users. By using the Web OPAC facility one may find the availability status and exact location of a book.
Display of new books
All the new books are put on display on every Monday, for the duration of a week on an open rack in the library so as to notify the users of their presence and availability. They can be borrowed after the display period gets over.
Reference book collections
Reference books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and some rare and important and out of print books, which must be referred to only in the Reading Room. Reference books can only be taken out with prior permission.
The library subscribes to over a hundred periodicals, which are bifurcated as journals and magazines and are arranged alphabetically in the Reading Room. No current periodical can be taken outside the library without permission.
Back Volumes of Periodicals
The back volumes of periodicals are kept at the backside of the stack room and can be issued outside the library.
Books aren’t the only items in the library. The library also has a huge collection of other important data in the form of company reports, annual publications by corporates and an equally well compiled electronic collection.