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About Us

  • 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.
  • The Reading hall
  • The Staff area
  • The Stacking area and Lending & Reference Sections
  • The Periodicals Section
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Working Hours
Working Hours

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 Vaccation

  • 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. Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Department of Computer Applications, Smt. K.G.Shah Law School & Seva Mandal Education Society's College of Nursing.

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The library has an extensive collection of books pertaining to

  • Junior College (Home Science)
  • B.Sc. (Home Science)
  • BCA
  • ANM Nursing & B.Sc. Nursing
  • Fashion & Textile Designing
  • Interior Design & Decoration
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Law

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"
Rules And Regulations
Rules and Regulations
  • 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.

The Library provides a range of services and facilities, which include:

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

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
  • Audio Video Education Resource Centre (AVEHI)
  • 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.


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 Exhibitions

The Library arranges an Annual Book Exhibition inviting dealers and publishers to display books for sale. Members can obtain resources at concessional rates during such exhibitions.

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)
  • Audio Video Education Resource Centre (AVEHI)
  • 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.

Best Practices
Best Practices
  • 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
  • Intership placement for students from SHPT School of Library Science

Health & Nutrition

  • American Jr. of Clinical Nutrition
  • Herald of Health
  • Prevention
  • Indian food Industry
  • Health And Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Disease Management
  • Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism


  • Nursing Journal of India
  • Health Action
  • AJCC
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • "Asian Journal of Nursing Edcuation & Research 2015 (Diva Publ)"
  • International Journal of Nursing Education & Research
  • International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
  • Asian Journal of Nursing Edcuation & Research

Education and Childhood Education

  • Shikshan Sankraman
  • Young Children
  • Nursery World
  • University News
  • Childhood Education


  • Digit


  • Consumer voice
  • Reader's Digest
  • Savvy
  • Science Reporter
  • Social Welfare
  • Down to Earth
  • India Today
  • Open
  • The Week

Textile Science and Apparel Design

  • Indian Textile Journal
  • Man Made Textiles in India
  • Anchor Needle N Thread

Interior Design & Decoration

  • Home Review
  • Inside Outside


  • Reading Teacher
  • Sgns
  • Environment Law Times
  • Insight
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