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About the Library

The library serves as a reservoir of knowledge to the student community, Teaching faculty and staff of the institute. The Library collection is built to support the academic and research purpose of the institution. The collection consists of Art, Architecture, Design, Film & Photography, Social Science & Humanities. The library is well equipped with books, e-books, subscriptions to Journals, Databases, Magazines, Research thesis, and a photocopier and is wi-fi enabled.
The Library is well automated, issue and return of books is maintained by a Library software “LIBSOFT”.

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Policy, Rules & Regulations

What are the library timings?

  • Monday – Saturday : 9 am – 5 pm
  • Every Third Saturday is a Holiday.
  • Closed on Sundays.

How to become a member?

  • All staff and students working/studying in college are automatically enrolled as members. However, in case a UG / PG / B.Voc student or staff wants to avail of the borrowing facility he/she needs to register in the library with their ID cards issued by the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design & Technology.

How to borrow books from the library?

Faculty and students are allowed to issue books, PG Students are allowed to issue 2 books at a time for a period of one on the production of an Identity Card bearing his/her recent photograph, signed by the Dean/Associate Dean.

  • If more than one student asks for any particular book/s at the same time, the student who makes the first application shall take the book and after he/she finishes reading, the next person can take the book/s.
  • No student shall be allowed to take more than allowed books at a time.
  • Magazines and Journals, Reference books, cannot be borrowed and are for in-house use only.
  • Issued books have to be returned back to the library by the due date.  Non-compliance to requests from the library staff for the return of the book and chronic defaulters may also have to face stringent disciplinary action (including termination of borrowing facility) as deemed fit by the Library Committee.
  • All books/bound journals issued for home reading will be entered into the Computer using the library software by the library staff. When the borrower returns the book/bound journals it is his/her responsibility to get the entry canceled. If any book/bound journal is either damaged or lost by the borrower, they will bear the cost of the book/bound journal as per the current cost of the book irrespective of the edition.
  • Any complaint regarding issue of books, bound journals etc. shall be made by the students concerned to the Librarian in writing.

Lending Section

The lending procedure for various users is as follows:

  • Faculty – Total 10 at a time for 15 days.
  • Staff – Total 2 books at a time for 15 days.
  • Undergraduate – Total 1 book at a time for 15 days.
  • Postgraduate – Total 2 books at a time for 15 days.
  • Research Scholars – Total 5 books at a time for 15 days.

Any user can take photocopy of few pages of the books in the photocopying section of the library with their user code.

New arrival rack is kept at the entrance where the newly arrived books are arranged. After one week the books will be shifted to the stack section.

How should books be handled?

  • All books are to be used with care. The term “Book” also includes Pamphlet, Magazine, Journal, etc.
  • If a book while under issue to anyone be damaged or lost, the person in whose name the book is issued, will be held responsible for the cost of repair to the satisfaction of the Library Committee or replacement if the damage cannot be satisfactorily made good or if the book is lost. In the case of irreparable damage to or loss of a book which cannot be replaced, the Dean and the Chairman, Library Committee will decide the amount of compensation to be paid.

Libsoft Software is used for issue and return of books.

How to behave in the library?

  • Readers inside the library are prohibited from engaging in conversation or conducting discussions among themselves in any manner. Absolute SILENCE is to be observed inside the library.
  • The furniture shall be used in an appropriate manner keeping in mind as to what the furniture is meant for. Any disfigurement of furniture in any manner is banned and shall be considered as an offence.
  • Readers in the library are not allowed to stretch their legs by keeping them on the table or other chairs. In case, the reader wants to stretch his/her legs he/she shall do so by going out of the library. Smoking is prohibited.
  • The library is meant to be a place to read and gain knowledge. Hence, sleeping inside the library is also strictly prohibited.
  • Persons making use of the library shall observe the regulations and general rules of good behavior as set forth by the college and/or university. Public display of affection in any form is banned in the library premises.
  • The students are not allowed to take their bag (s), inside the library. It shall be kept in the property counter provided near the entrance of the library.

Kindly note that the entire library especially the reading areasare under constant CCTV surveillance.

What are the other facilities available in the library?

  • The library has the below mentioned facilities. Members are encouraged to make use of the facilities.

Sl. No.

Name of the facility




Internet Access through Wi-fi .

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

For students -
Included in fees


Computer Based Service -
( Scanning  and Printing)

9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

For students -
Included in fees


Issue of books

9.00 am to 4.30 pm


Whom to approach in case of suggestion/grievance?

  • In case a member has any suggestion, he/she is requested to document the same and drop it in the suggestion box.
  • In case of any grievance against the library staff the same shall be informed in writing to the senior librarian (names displayed inside the library).
  • No anonymous complaint/grievance shall be entertained.

Picture Credits: Srishti Institute, Ajith Samuel

Journals & Database links subscribed by the institute


Other important links