Orientation/User awareness programme

The librarian takes an active part in the orientation programme organized by the college for the benefit of new students in the beginning of academic year. They are taken around the library to familiarize them with various resources and services available for them.

Information Literacy Drive

For P.G. students at the beginning of the course information about library services, resources, etc are provided. Students are informed and trained to

  • Identify resources
  • Evaluate them
  • Use the resources more effectively and ethically

Online catalogue

Online Search for Resources: WebOPAC

  • The library catalogue lists the books, Standards, book bank books, CDs, DVDs and other media available in all the Somaiya libraries. The Web OPAC link is displayed on the KJSCE Librarypage at
  • All users are provided with Somaiya Vidyavihar SVV Net ID which is used for accessing internet, Wi-Fi, and Web OPAC.

Librarians can help you find sources, conduct research, and understand an assignment.

Circulation /Issue of books and Membership details

Reading Room:

9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Reading Room:

9:30 am to 9:00 pm

Circulation /Issue of books and Membership details

  • Smart cards are not transferable.
  • For UG student:
    • Three books for a period of seven days.
    • Once issued such books cannot be returned on the same day.
  • For PG student:
    • Four books for a period of fourteen days.
    • Once issued such books cannot be returned on the same day.
    • One book and one CD are allowed overnight from Reference Section after 4.00pm and are to be returned before 10.30am on the next library working day, failing which a fine will be charged at the rate of Rs.10/- per day for UG & PG students.
  • Overdue Fine is directly deducted from the library deposit collected along with the fee.
  • In calculating overdue charges holidays are not left out in the reckoning. (Do not take a book if you cannot return it on time).
  • The borrower is fully responsible for the books & other library material borrowed from library.
  • Loss/damage of books or any material must be brought to the notice of the librarian immediately. The member must arrange to replace the lost material with latest edition available along with 25% of the cost of the lost book as fine.
  • Automated email intimation is sent to user if any book issued by them is overdue or has a reservation.
  • Reserved books will not be reissued.

Membership Details


Student members of K J Somaiya College of Engineering will be issued a RFID Smart card, which will remain in force for the duration of the study year and shall not be transferable.

Faculty/ Staff

Full time faculty or staff, is entitled to become a member of the library. The membership will remain in force till the period of his/her service.

Library Section Member Entitlement Loan Period
Home Issue U. G. Students 3 Books 7 days
P. G. Students 4 Books 14 days
Faculty Member Teaching UG 5 Books 30 days
Faculty Member Teaching PG 7 Books 30 days
Staff 1 Books 14 days
Reference For All 1 Book or 1 CD Overnight
For All 1 BCL Book 14 Days
P.G. Students/Faculty Member/Staff 1 Kindle 7 days
Book Bank U. G. & P. G. Students 10 Books 1 academic year
Global Common Circulation For All 1 Book from any Somaiya Library 7 days

Global Common Circulation (GCC)

(Inter-Library loan)

  • Global Common Circulation (GCC) is adopted for the campus libraries by which any student, faculty or staff member belonging to any of Somaiya Institution can avail the K J Somaiya College of Engineering library facility. Similarly, K J Somaiya College of Engineering students can also avail library facility of other Somaiys Institutions.
Book bank
  • The Book Bank service available for the UG students
  • Students can borrow maximum 10 books of their choice from the Book Bank
  • Students need to pay 15% of total cost of the books as reading charges
Current Awareness service
  • Current content pages of print journals are scanned and sent on mail for ready reference.
  • The same is made available on Intra-Net.

Turnitin (Anti-Plagiarism Software)

  • Turnitin is a leading software used by researchers all over the world for checking originality and prevention of plagiarism.
  • Turnitin is a leading software used by researchers all over the world for checking originality and prevention of plagiarism.
  • UG, PG students, Ph.D research scholars and faculty members are encouraged to check their thesis/ dissertations /research publications, etc. using this software.
Selective Dissemination of information (SDI)
  • Every department has their identified thrust areas of research; library keeps them abreast by sending mails regarding recent articles published in their areas of research.
  • Library keeps a record of individuals doing research in a particular area, and relevant research articles, updates on seminars/ conferences to be held and other related information are sent by email.
Book bank
  • Library has installed a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) software along with the collection of question papers of the over last 17 years on the college server.
  • This covers more than 1200 questions of each branch of engineering and helps students to prepare not only for GATE but also for other competitive exams, interviews, etc.