Shri Kantilal (Bachusheth) Jadavji Kanji Shivji Library

  • The Library aims to serve the needs of faculty, research scholars, students and other members of the library by providing an excellent collection of literature. The well furnished library is located on the 8th floor of the Smt. Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Vidya Bhavan and is spread over 4000 square feet, with a seating capacity for around 100 students and 20 staff.

In order to facilitate self-learning among the students, the library timings of the reading room are flexible and kept open from


  • 9.00am to 5.30 pm on weekdays
  • 9.00am to 3.30 pm on Saturdays


  • 8.30am to 6.00 pm on weekdays
  • 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on Saturdays

Summer Vacation

  • 11.00am to 4.00 pm on weekdays
  • 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturdays

The library caters to the needs of Institutions Dr. BMN College of Home Science, Smt. HMN Junior College of Home Science & Smt. Sharadaben Champaklal Nanavati Institute of Polytechnic, & Smt. Kamlaben Gambhirchand Shah Department of Computer Applications, Smt. K.G.Shah Law School & Smt. Sunanda Pravin Gambhirchand Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.

The library has an extensive collection of books pertaining to

  • Junior College (Home Science)
  • B.Sc. (Home Science)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Fashion & Textile Designing
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • Travel & Tourism

The library also houses

  • Journals & Periodicals (Indian and Foreign)
  • Newspapers
  • Movie CDS
  • Maps & Charts
  • CDs (Educational & those accompanying books)
  • Book Bank books
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Question papers
  • Seminar and Internship reports of the students
  • Syllabi
  • Minor Research Reports undertaken by the teaching staff
  • Issues of the College Annual magazine "Aakansha"

The library offers the following services

  • Reading facilities on the premises for students and staff
  • Book Displays
  • Home lending services
  • List of Additions, Current Awareness Service Bulletin
  • Bibliographic services
  • Online access facilities
  • Reference services
  • Online Public Access Catalogue
  • Library Orientation
  • Internet
  • Book Bank facility for students

Inter Library Loan facility

The students and staff library can borrow documents from other libraries on Inter Library Loan Basis. The library continues to be on the network with most libraries and information centres on mutual exchange basis. In order to procure books from other libraries, students need to carry a reference letter from the librarian. Members can borrow documents from the following libraries.

  • American Information Resource Centre
  • S.N.D.T. Women's University Library, at Churchgate and Juhu Campuses

CAS (Current Awareness Service)

Monthly list of additions to the library collection is displayed on the notice board and also made available online.

In-house publications

The Library preserves a collection of college publications viz College Magazine Aakansha; Seva Mandal Education Society's Annual reports, Annual Quality Assurance Reports, Standard Operating Procedures manual of Dr. BMN college of Home Science; IDEAS the College's Research Compilation

Display of books

Books are displayed every day in line with national & international events, suggested themes and as per the requirement of the teachers when certain subjects are taught

Question Papers

Hard Copies of yesteryear question papers (Board, University and college level) are available in the Periodicals section.

  • Access to the Library is restricted to staff and students of constituent colleges of Seva Mandal Education Society. They should also possess current, valid identification card issued by the Respective Institutions.
  • In case of loss of library cards, the library will make a duplicate one available on filling up of prescribed form and payment of prescribed fee(currently Rs.100).
  • The expiry of the membership is stamped on the library cards. For renewal to the successive years of the course, the students are required to surrender the old cards at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Members must carry their identity card and library cards to gain entry and use the library and must produce it when required to do so by an authorized person. The library cards must be used only by the member to whom it is issued.
  • Bags and valuables must be taken care of by the members. The library will not be responsible in case of damage to or theft of personal property.
  • Silence is required in study areas. Loud conversation, standing in groups, loud discussions, etc. is forbidden. The use of mobile phones in the 8th floor library premises is prohibited. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine and exclusion from the library.
  • Readers shall not write upon, mark or otherwise disfigure tear and damage books.
  • Smoking, consumption of food and drink (with the exception of bottled water) and the use of personal audio equipment are not permitted in the library.
  • Photography, filming, video taping and audio taping in the library is not allowed without the prior permission of the librarian.
  • Open access is provided to Teaching staff, Scholar card holders, Final year students of BSc & BCA and Post graduate students only. No direct access to the shelves for regular students.
  • Electrical Mains operated personal equipment should not be used without the prior permission of the librarian.
  • Members should keep in mind copyright issues while copying any material borrowed from the library.
  • The removal of any material from the library must be properly authorized and recorded. Damage to, or unauthorized removal of material constitutes a serious offence and may lead to a fine or to disciplinary action.
  • Access to library and / or borrowing rights may also be withdrawn temporarily if fines are outstanding.
  • The award of BMN / SNDT Results may be deferred until all books have been returned and outstanding fines/charges are paid.

Procedure for Issue & Return of Books/Periodicals:

  • To borrow a book for reference on the premises, students will present a requisition slip at the counter.
  • Books to be taken for reference within the library premises by the students, (maximum 3 books) will be given against their identity cards only.
  • Latest issue of periodicals will be displayed until the receipt of number, and will not be issued out of the Library till then.
  • A book, which is in circulation, may be reserved by other readers on filling up a reservation slip.
  • Books borrowed should be returned on or before the due date.
  • Members may renew books by presenting them at the counter. Books will be renewed, provided
  • They are not in demand
  • Not more than two continuous renewals have been made.

Procedure for Borrowing Book-Bank Books:

  • The list of books available in the Book-Bank is displayed on the Library Notice Board, at the beginning of the academic year. Student wishing to avail this facility will be required to fill up a form and take the parent's and respective teacher's signature.
  • The student will have to pay 40% of the cost of the book/books to be borrowed in the Accounts Department of the college.
  • On producing the receipt the student will be given the book/books for a semester or a year depending on the necessity of the student.
  • When the student returns the books after the specified period, she will be refunded 50% of payment made for the Book-Bank books.

Late return of Books and other materials

  • The user will be charged a fine of Rs 2/- per book/item per day for late return. No new book will be issued if the previous book is late for return.
  • During exam times if books are not returned on time, the student will not be allowed to attempt the exam paper.
  • Book bank books issued to the student should be returned to the library on the last day of the exams. If they fail to do so, a fine as per the rules will be charged and the results withheld.
  • The removal of any material from the library must be properly authorized and recorded. Damage to, or unauthorized removal of material constitutes a serious offence and may lead to a fine or disciplinary action.
  • The award of exam Results may be deferred until all books have been returned and outstanding fines/charges are paid.

Loss of Library Cards

  • In case of loss of library cards, the library will make a duplicate one available by filling up of prescribed form and paying of prescribed fee of Rs.100/-

Loss of Book or other reading materials

  • In case of loss of books or other reading material, the user must report the loss to the librarian immediately. The user has either replace the lost item with the latest edition available or pay the cost of the lost item + 25% at the earliest. Otherwise, the caution money or library deposit will be withheld as per rules.

Library Orientation

Library arranges for a rigorous orientation programme every year for all the new entrants and sees to it that all the resources are well utilized.

Book club

The Book Club (in collaboration with the English Department) has been formed to inculcate reading habits, creative thinking and writing skills.

Video Screening

The Library arranges for screening of video CDs as per the schedule of the Book Club.

Institutional Membership

Dr. B.M.N. College of Home Science has institutional membership with:

  • American Information Resource Centre (As a part of American Centre Library)
  • Centre for Documentation (Colaba)
  • S.N.D.T. Women's University Library, at Churchgate and Juhu Campuses

Members can avail facilities provided by the above institutions. Members need to carry reference letter from the Librarian and or College Identity cards issued to them.

  • Scholar's card to first five rank holders of FY & SY BSc. and BCA.
  • Student representatives in the Library Committee
  • Book Club in collaboration with the English Department

Mrs. Vidya Subramanian Librarian, Dr. BMN College of Home Science
Mr. Sunil Pujari Library Attendant
Mr Tejas Jadhav Library Attendant

Dr. Dilip Trivedi President, SMES
Shri Pravin Shah Chairman, SMES
Dr. Bharat PathakHon. Secretary SMES
Shri Vasant KhetaniHon. Secretary SMES
Shri Atul Sanghvi Treasurer, SMES
Dr Shilpa CharankarExecutive Secretary, SMES
Prof Mala Pandurang Chairperson, Principal/HOD English
Dr. Pradnya AmbreAssistant Professor, Textile Science & Apparel Design
Dr. Roma GandhiAssistant Professor, Resource Management
Dr. Harsha Chopra In charge, Nutrition and Dietetics
Ms. Manjot KaurAssistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Applications
Ms. Bhavisha SanchetiAssistant Prof. MSc. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Ms Nidhi KhimavatAssistant Prof. Dept of Human Development
Mrs Vidya SubramanianSecretary& Librarian
Ms. Dolly Jain
(MSc CND II)Student Representatives
Ms. Juveria Ansari
(MSc CND I)Student Representatives
Ms. Bushra Sheikh
(MSc CND I)Student Representatives
Ms Sabahat Malik
(TYBSC)Student Representatives
Ms. Samreen Sayed
(TYBSC)Student Representatives
Ms Fatima Khan
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms. Mansi Sawant
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms. Krishna Chauhan
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms Hiba Khan
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms Gloria Jacob
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms. Misba Sheikh
(FYBCA)Student Representatives
Ms. Madhura Badarayani
(FYBSc)Student Representatives
Ms. Jiya A Ambekar
(FYBSc)Student Representatives
Ms. Vedanti Mahmunkar
(SYBSc)Student Representatives
Ms Tanishka Govekar
(SYBSc)Student Representatives

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