NMIMS University libraries reflect the complete world of scholarship and information. They acquire, disseminate, and preserve information in all the forms in which it is created. It is the work of the NMIMS libraries to provide the University’s faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.
The NMIMS University Library, named officially as “R.M.Desai Library”, after an illustrious Trustee Shri Rasiklal Maniben Desai. The library was established in 1982, with a focus of developing library catering to management education. With the growth of institute to university catering to diverse fields of education, library also grew.
Today, NMIMS has 7 libraries gathered into a single system. The University library has a Mumbai campus library and a Shirpur Operations library. Both the campus libraries provides host of facilities to its users. Library is well furnished and air conditioned. The library has an extensive collection of 58 thousand volumes of books covering all aspects of business & management, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Engineering, Architecture, Science and Commerce also related areas like economics, behavioural science, information technology, law, etc. The core of the University’s collections is found in School of Business Management Library (Mumbai Campus)—and is acknowledged to be the University’s flagship library.
The periodical section is a vital source for academic research and up-to-date business information. Besides books and journals, library also houses audio video material, newspapers, reports, case studies, news clippings, management games, and psychology & management test.
Library users can access more than 5000 full text journals covering titles published by Elsevier (Science Direct), Springer, John Wiley, etc. and from the aggregators like Ebsco and Proquest. Links to various corporate databases like CMIE, Capital Markets, ISI Emerging Markets are also made available to the users. The library arranges regular awareness programmes on use of electronic resources.
The entire Library collection including books, journals, etc. can be searched through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Users can access the OPAC to find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals. Faculty and students can reserve items that are on loan. Faculty and students are also encouraged to send request for new acquisition in the Library through the OPAC.
Library is moving from an electronic library to a digital library. In the first step library has scanned all the question papers and are live for users use through OPAC. CD’s, VCD’s and DVD’s are also mirrored and kept on a dedicated server for users to access from the desktop.
The Learning Resource provides a number of innovative information services and electronic databases that facilitates research including Journal Contents Service, News Clipping Service, Monthly Documents Additions Lists, Info Alert Service and online CD viewing.
Library has an institutional membership with British Council Library and American Information Resource Centre wherein the user community can use the resources from both these libraries.Library also is a member of INDEST AICTE consortia. Library also has tie ups with Harvard Business School for cases for other Harvard products.
Library organizes one seminar every year where Librarian from all over the country come together to discuss a particular topic. On a lighter side library runs a movie club through which all the NMIMS community enjoys a movie every month.
Library conducts Annual user survey to understand where the library is lacking in and also helps us to improve and maintain the services that are appreciated. The target users are the students and faculty members. The survey covers the users overall opinion about the library collection, services, timings, awareness level about e-resources and reading area.
NMIMS Library has transformed, from a traditional library with manual transactions to an Electronic library and now is heading to Digital Library.