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The design studios are enhanced by the presence of the design minds who come together to mix their talents and design a creation greater than the sum of its parts. These dedicated learners work with full enthusiasm that reflects in the upshot of their design process.


Classical Animation, Digital Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Sketching and Drawing, Film Making, Editing and Sound Recording Studios, Usability Lab, Model making in Metal Working, Plastic, Wood and Clay Studios, Digital Simulation Studio, Material Store cum Library, Draping Studio, Garment Manufacturing, Pattern Making and Fashion CAD Labs are few areas our students found investing their perspirations stimulated by the inspirations of great designers in the Industry.


All the Computer Labs have branded computers with many of the specialized application software titles that design students need to be successful in their academic career. There are also high-quality color and black and white laser printers and scanners available.


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About Library:


SID library is spread over 3400 Sq. Ft. on the ground floor. Library has Reading Hall, Thinking Room and Faculty Research Room. Seating capacity is 110. The Library has a collection of books, national and international magazines, international journals, e-resources, audiovisual material, Degree Projects, peer review & as a unique collection library has trend forecast magazines called “Promostyl, show details, Next Look’. SID Library uses “COLOR CODING system for books. It also uses Automation software KOHA. Library has more than 12000 books, 1245 educational audiovisual collection etc.


Items TypeNo. of Items
Books 12017
Online Journals 10
Online Database - 
1.The Art of Aaron Blaise 
International Magazines 34
International Journals 5
National Magazines 15
Audio Visual Material 1245
Total No. of CD ROMs 846
Total No. of Degree Projects 1018
Technical Projects 110
Archive of Bound Volumes 1080
Special Collection of Promostyl Forecast Magazines for- Men's, Women's , Color & Influence and Design. For 2013-14 to 2020-20 ( Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter ) 56
Pantone Color Guide for Fashion and Communication 10
Library Automation KOHA Software with Bar-coding
Library Services Color Codes System for Books 
Audio Visual Library
Inter-Institute Library Loan
Internet Connectivity Wi-Fi
New Arrivals
Book Exhibitions
Locker System for users
Koha Web-Opac
Scanner for students
Alumni and Corporate Membership
Library Hours Monday to Friday - 9.00 am to 5.00 pm


SIU Online Database
Sr. No.TitleLinks
1 EBSCO https://search.ebscohost.com
2 Elsevrier: Science direct - Management https://www.sciencedirect.com
3 Emerald Management E-Journal https://www.emeraldinsight.com
4 Web of Knowledge http://apps.webofknowledge.com
5 Frost & Sullivan https://cds.frost.com
6 JSTOR http://www.jstor.org
7 Scopus online database https://www.scopus.com
SID E-Journals
Sr. No.TitleLinks
1 Clothing and Textile Research Journal http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ctra
2 Ergonomics in Design http://journals.sagepub.com/home/erga
3 Human Factors http://journals.sagepub.com/home/hfsa
4 Information Visualization http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ivia
5 Journal of Creative Communication http://journals.sagepub.com/home/crca
6 Textile Research Journal http://journals.sagepub.com/home/trjc
7 Visual Communication http://journals.sagepub.com/home/vcja
8 Interiors Journal https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfin20/current
9 The Design Journal https://www.journals.elsevier.com/design-studies
SID Online Magazines
Sr. No.TitleLinks
1 Luxury Fashion https://www.luxurydaily.com
2 Business of Fashion https://www.businessoffashion.com
3 WWD http://wwd.com

Statistical details about collection:


Sr. No.Item Type ( Resource Type)Total Collection
1 Books 12017
2 International Magazines 34
3 International  Journals 5
4 National Magazines 15
5 Educational Audiovisual 1245
6 Projects Reports 1128
7 Bound Volumes 1078
8 Special Collection –Forecast Magazines 56
9 Pantone Guide 5
10 E-Resources 14

The aim of the Library is to enable the users to make the most effective use of resources and services of Library. It usually allows open access to the user.

The objectives of Library:

  • The Library provides pinpoint information to the user in their particular subject field.
  • To reduce the gap between the user and the resources of the Library.
  • To help in preparation of the course of the materials by providing ready model bibliographies on related topics.


Library Timings:


DaysLibrary HoursIssue-Return
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Exam Days 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 9:00 am to 6:30 pm


Library General Rules:


1. Every person who enters the library has to sign in library entry register
2. Students can issue 3 Books for 15 days. I-Card is a must while issuing of book.
3. Books returned After Due Date will be charged a fine Rs.10/- per day.
4. Students can issue 1 International Magazine for 8 days, if return after due date Rs.50/- will be charge as a fine per day.
5. Students can issue 1 National Magazine for 8 days, if return after due date Rs.10/- will be charge as a fine per day.
6. Faculty members can Issue 10 books for 1 month.
7. All Library users will get Library material as Library Rules.
8. Do not change the seating arrangement in the Library.
9. Once read please keep your Book / Magazine / News Paper on the Circulation Counter.
10. Fine for overdue documents, damage documents, and loss resources etc. students should pay the fine as per the library rules which are approved by library committee. (for details students can visit the library)
11.If library book/magazine lost or misplace by student immediately he/she should report to library. Whenever student report to library for lost his/her daily fine will be stop on the date of reported. Else fine will be increase per day as per the rule.
12. Smoking, spitting, eating, loud conversation, mobile using, headphone using, and similar objectionable practices are forbidden in or near the library. Student may make use of headphone for listening to music only in the library thinking room
13. For lost book/magazine student has to replace the new book with the fine. And in case the book or magazine is rare/out of print, then actual cost as per the Accession Register


Type of books/ Magazine
Fiction / General
Course related books / Magazine
Course related books / Magazine
Course related books / Magazine




Library Services & Facilities:


Borrowing Facility


CategoryBorrowing Facility
  Books Days Periodical Days Audiovisual Days
Students 3 1 1 8 1 3
Permanent Faculty 10 30 4 15 4 15
Visiting Faculty 4 8 0 0 0 0
Sister Institutes of Symbiosis 4 8 0 0 0 0

Other Services
1. Computerized services: Users can search the library resources online through OPAC (symbiosis-koha.informindia.co.in). In the case of multiple copies, one can reserve a copy only if all copies of the title are issued. Member can recommend books for the library through OPAC.

2. Online Access to E –resources: The Library has subscribed databases like EBSCO, Emerald Insight, JOSTOR, etc., SID Library has subscribed ten e-journals of Sage Publication.

3. Inter Library Loan: The Library has ILL Service to all sister Institutes of SIU, from 2012 ILL service is used by SIS, SIMS, SCMC, SSLA, SLS, SSIS, Symbiosis Society, & Central Library SIU, eight institutional memberships namely

4. Reading Room & Thinking Room: SID Library have a reading hall facility for users. There is a discussion area in Library called “Thinking Room” backyard with greenery in site. Other than reading hall reading tables are spread all over the library near book racks. About 100 students can seat at a time.

5. A 3 Table Top Scanner:

A3 Table Top Scanner

Scan Snap SV600 makes overhead scanning simple, providing users with limitless possibilities.SV600 is ready to scan in just 3 seconds! With an advanced cropping and orientation technology built-in, Scan Snap SV600 can scan several business cards, photo Collection Development: Any member of SID may recommend the purchase of the relevant book to the librarian. Books from vendors on approval will be available in the library from time to time. All members are encouraged to peruse the titles on display and make recommendations. Recommendation forms are available at the library.

6. New Arrival: The library has a practice of new arrival. Whenever the library procured new resources, library staff display all the new resources for two weeks on the new arrival before being available for general circulation.

7. Circulation of Materials: The library has user’s library cards for each user of the library. The user has used these cards for the transaction of library resources also library staff used Koha for circulation. A member may have a maximum of three books and at a time. The books are issued out for a maximum of two weeks, and then they may be renewed for one week. Bound journals may be issued out for a maximum of three days.




List of E-Journals subscribed by SID


Sr. No.TitleURL
1 Clothing and Textile  Research Journal http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ctra
2 Ergonomics in Design the quarterly of human factors applications http://journals.sagepub.com/home/erga
3 Human Factors http://journals.sagepub.com/home/hfsa
4 Information Visualization http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ivia
5 Journal of Creative Communication http://journals.sagepub.com/home/crca
6 Textile Research Journal http://journals.sagepub.com/home/trjc
7 Visual Communication http://journals.sagepub.com/home/vcja
8 Animation https://journals.sagepub.com/home/anma
9 Journal of Librarianship and Information Science https://journals.sagepub.com/loi/lisb
10 Qualitative Research https://journals.sagepub.com/home/qrja
11 Luxury Fashion https://www.luxurydaily.com/
12 Business of Fashion https://www.businessoffashion.com/
13 WWD http://wwd.com/

E-Resources subscribed by SIU


Sr. No.Title
2 Elsevier: Science direct - Management
3 Emerald Management E-Journal
4 Web of Knowledge
5 Frost & Sullivan
7 Scopus online database
8 Factiva
9 E Research
10 EndNote (Reference Manager Tool)
11 InCites


To access E-Resources click here: http://library.siu.edu.in/paid_subscription.php


Library Committee:


1. Dr.Sanjeevani Ayachit Officiating Director Chairperson
2. Dr.Manohar Desai HOD-GD Member
3. Mr.Niranjan Mhamane HOD-AFD & VFD Member
4. Dr.Pranita Ranade Dy. Director / HOD-UED Member
5. Mr.Prasanna Halbe HOD-ID Member
6. Dr.Sangeeta Paliwal Dy.Librarian-Central Library SIU Invitee Member
7. Vidya Dhanwantari Library In charge Member Secretory


Purchase Suggestion:


User can recommend the books, magazines through WEBOPAC

Library Staff:


Vidya M Dhanwantari - Library In charge
Appasaheb Jadhav - Assistant Library In charge

SID Library Contact No:




Statistical details about collection:


Sr.No.Item Type ( Resource Type)Total Collection
1. Books 12017
2. International Magazines 34
3. International  Journals 5
4. National Magazines 15
5. Educational Audiovisual 1245
6. Project Reports 1128
7. Bound Volumes 1078
8, Special Collection –Forecast Magazines 50
9. Pantone Guide 5
10. E-Resources 14


Important Links:


1. Koha Webopac

2. SIU Library Portal

3. NDL

4. Swayam


6. Shodhganga

7. British Library Catalog