Prof. M M Sharma Library


Established in the year 1934, Prof. M M Sharma Library functions as the central library of the institute and can be called one of the best special libraries in the country. It performs a dual role of an Academic Library as well as a Research Library, catering to the information needs of the in-house students and faculty, in particular, and, the academic and research community, in general. It is housed in a separate Ground Plus two-storied building and follows a completely open-access concept. It has a specialized collection in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Sciences, Chemical Technology and Pharmacy and its allied fields. The library can boast of rich heritage collection of old classic books and bound volumes dating back to 1930s. But along with the traditional collection it has a significant digital collection as well. Currently has access to more than 500 electronic journals. Has access to databases such as Reaxys, Sci-Finder, Scopus, Web of science, etc. The library is fully computerized using the library management software called Libsys. It can be termed as a hybrid library with best collection of printed and digital documents. The library is also a member of E-ShodhSindhu Consortium.

Library Timings:

On Working days 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
On 2nd and 4th Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11.00 a.m.– 6.00 p.m.
Throughout the year the library remains closed only on four days, viz. Independence day, Republic day, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Dassera.

Library Layout:

The Library is a three storied structure. First Floor: Book Collection & Circulation counter Ground Floor: Bound volumes (Back Issues) of Journals, Photocopying Section Second Floor: Current Journals (latest issues), Reference Book Section, Theses Section, Book Bank Section


Library caters to two broad categories of users viz. Internal users & External users

Internal members

  • Faculty
  • Students
    • Research Scholars
    • Post Graduate Students
    • Under Graduate Students
  • Staff

External Members

  • Daily membership
  • Individual membership (membership form)
  • Institutional/Corporate Membership (membership form)

Library Collection:

Printed Resources- The library collection comprises of various different types of media, viz, Books, Journals, Theses, CDs, Bound volumes, reports (Bios, Cios & Fiat) etc.

eResources- The library has access to a number of e-resources through subscription & through e-Shodhsindhu consortium

Databases Sci-Finder, Scopus, Reaxys, Web of Science, eReference Module

eJournals RSC, ACS, Science Direct, Thieme, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Nature, Begell, etc.

eBooks RSC, Elsevier, Pearson, ACS, Begell

eTheses Digitized Theses, Shodhganga

PMMS Lib at a Glance

  • Books, Bound Volumes & Reports: 77,102
  • Theses: 4848
  • Journals (printed): 125
  • Databases: 5

Specialty Areas:

Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Energy & Environmental Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology & Fermentation, Polymer Science & Technology, Textile Science & Technology, Oils & Surfactants, Dyestuff Technology. Access to all the library resources is through intranet Library Portal


Services/Facilities offered:

  • Circulation Service
  • Reference & Referral service
  • Current awareness Service
  • Bibliographic Service
  • Photocopying service
  • User Orientation programs
  • E-resources Training Programs
  • Book Bank Service

Events /Programs

Training Session for Web of Science

8th June 2016, KV Auditorium

Web of Science database has been newly subscribed by ICT from May 2016. A training session on how to use We of Science was arranged for whole of the ICT community on 8 June 2016

Training Session for Scopus & Mendeley

22 September 2016 , Attendance: 115 students, KV Auditorium

A training session on how to use Scopus & Mendeley, which ICT subscribes to, was arranged on 22 September 2016. The session received an overwhelming response with attendance of 115 participants.

Publishing Workshop

15 December 2016

Speaker: Dr. Theresa Kueckmann, Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry: An Asian Journal

Attendance: 158 PG students, KV Auditorium

A publishing workshop was organized specially for the PG students explaining the post research process of writing & getting it published. The speaker was Dr. Theresa Kueckmann, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Chemistry: An Asian Journal”. Dr. Kueckmann presented to the participants how to successfully write and publish your research paper.

Dr. Theresa Kueckmann addressing the students

Senior Librarian Mrs. M Wadkar introducing Dr. Kueckmann


Vachan Prerana Din

15th October 2016

Speakers: Prof. Pandit & Prof. Lele

Attendance: 33 support Staff members

Prof. M M Sharma Library

To celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Dr. A P J Kalam on 15th October 2016 Vachan Prerana Din was celebrated in the library, where Prof. Pandit & Prof. Lele, Registrar, ICT, interacted with the support staff. The interaction was that of authors with their readers, sharing their experiences and stressing upon the importance of Reading . It was well attended by 33 support staff members from various departments

Prof. Lele interacting with the support staff

Prof. Pandit addressing the Support staff

Participants of Vachan Prerana Din


Tel: +91-22-33611126-29



Library Team:

Madhavi Wadkar

Sr. Librarian 

Amogh Lokhande


Priti Sawant

Sr. Library Assistant 

Vanita Howal

Library Assistant 

Prajakta Khamkar

Library Assistant

Sitaram Khetale

Library Attendant


Jitendra Pawar

Library Attendant


Ganesh Anjarlekar

Library Attendant


Ramchandra Malusare

Library Attendant


Wahid Khan

Library Attendant


Sunil Keni

Library Attendant


Ashok Jadiyar

Library Attendant


Sharad Shende

Library Attendant