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College of Home Science Nirmala Niketan

NAAC A+ Grade Reaccredited

Affiliated to University of Mumbai
(NAAC A++ Grade Reaccredited)

Beneficiary of RUSA 2.0 Component 9.0-Infrastructural Grant



The College library is the gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for life-long learning, independent decision-making, and cultural development of the students and the teachers. Focusing upon the very important role of the library, our college Library has been growing steadily over the years.

Library Main Library PhD. Reading Room
Area 2800 sqft 64 sqft
Timings 8.30a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
The Library timings are changed during the vacation

Library Advisory Committee

To make the library more learner-centric and user friendly the college has constituted a Library Advisory Committee. It facilitates effective and smooth governance of the Library.

The Composition of the Committee is as follows:
Dr. Geeta Ibrahim
Chairperson (Principal)
Mrs. Prajakta P. Mhaprolkar
Committee convener (Librarian)
Dr. Anuradha Bakshi
Teaching Faculty (HD department)
Ms. Vibha Hasija
Teaching Faculty (FND department)
Ms. Sanghmitra Navalgund
Teaching Faculty (TFT department)
Mr. Shankar Pandey
Junior College Teaching Faculty
Ms. Cheryl Machado
Junior Clerk
Mr. Rajpal Balmiki
Support staff
Ms. Reshma Chatur
Support staff

Rules and Regulations of The Library

Library Staff

Mrs. Mhaprolkar, Prajakta
(B.A., M.L&I Sc.,NET)
Miss. Baindurkar, Nivedita
Librarian Assistant
(M.Com, M.L.& I.Sc)
Mr. Balmiki, Rajpal
(8th pass)
Mrs. Chatur, Reshma

Library Collection

Article 11246
Book 14451
Bound Volume 1748
CD 380
Dissertations 1151
E. C. E. Lab, Material (H.D.) 1306
E-Journals 1306
Journals and Magazine 35
Fiction 933
Ph. D. 29

Library Facilites

  • Library WEBOPAC
  • Reading Hall

    The reading hall of the library is on the fourth floor of the college. It accommodates about 100 readers. There is a separate section for Ph.D. Students & Staff members. The students have to show their identity cards and library tickets while entering into the reading hall. The hall is kept open between 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. on all working days.

  • Overnight Reading

    A reader requires a book for home reading and a copy of the same book is not spared with home lending counter, then the book is issued to the reader against his/her identity card with a written permission from the Librarian, for overnight only at closing time of the library.

  • Current Reading

    Periodicals/Magazines, Newspapers are to be referred to in the library only. Students are required to deposit their identity cards with library staff for borrowing those materials.

  • Home Lending

    The counter for home lending is kept open between 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. on all working days of the week. Students can borrow study books for five days and fiction books for fifteen days from this counter

  • Reference Service

    The staff of the library and librarian help the readers in finding their queries. Readers are also provided with relevant documents, which are of interest to them and they are shown the technique of finding information.

  • Bibliographic Service

    List of books is provided to the faculty as well as students if it is demanded by them. Also the list of new arrival is given to respective departments.

  • Article Indexing

    The library has been indexing articles from research journals and this facility is made available to the library users.

  • Inter-Library Loan Facility

    The College Library provides inter-library loan facility to its readers to cater to the extra reading needs of its readers.

    Following are the institutions, which are interconnected with our college library:
    • Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai
    • SNDT University, Mumbai
    • Anjuman Islam college of Catering and Management
  • Assistance To Visit Other Libraries

    Students are provided with letters to enable them to visit other libraries and access their library material.

  • Photocopying Facility

    The library has been providing photocopying facility to its readers. The library possesses a good collection of reference books that cannot be given to the readers for home reading. Readers can get a part of those documents, photocopied at the rate of Rs.1 per black &white page and Rs. 8/- for per color page.

  • Printout Facility

    The library has provision for printout at the rate of Rs. 3 per page(black and white )

  • Internet Facility

    The library has been providing Internet services to its readers free of cost.

  • The Early Childhood Care and Education Laboratory Material

    The Early Childhood Care and Education laboratory material is stored in the library. The material consists of developmentally appropriate books, puppets, flashcards, games and toys to be used as teaching aids - some of which are purchased while some are made by students as part of their coursework at SYBSc, TYBSc (HD) and MSc (HD) levels.

Subscribed e-Resources


The College library has subscribed following e-journals, which are used by the Ph.D. and M. Sc. students

1 International Journals of Sports Nutrition & Metabolism (P+O) 72606.00
2 International Journals of Food Nutrition & Diet (P+O) 6000.00
3 Journal of Food Science & Technology (P+O) 6800.00
4 American Journal of Nutrition Online only 48528.00
5 Journal of Nutrition Online only 64631.00
6 Childhood Education (P+O) 23527.00
7 Nutrition Reviews (P+O) 42266.00
8 Merrill Palmer (P+O) 32487.00
9 Psychological Studies (P+O) 5700.00
10 Asian Journal of Research in Marketing Online only 3600.00
11 Training & Development Journal Online only 2300.00
12 Journal of Marketing (P+O) 42250.00
13 Journal of Entrepreneurship (P+O) 3500.00



The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions. The users from our college can now access 6000+ e-journals and 3100000+ e-books. Registered members can download articles and book chapters required by them directly from the publisher's website.

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Online Resources

Open Educational Resources


Open Educational Resources

Curricular Activities

Grievance Redressal Mechanism Of The Library

Contact us

Mrs. Prajakta