MIT Institute of Design
In pursuance of one of our future aspirations, we at the MIT Institute of Design are now planning to add a further dimension to the programmes of design learning at our campus.

In order to appreciate the inherent core concept of Design against its ever changing image, it is important to examine its progress in historical time and geographical space.


Pune city, also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, has now established its name as the Oxford of the east.

About the LIBRARY

MIT Institute of Design Library is one of the premier design libraries in India. This Library is an essential component of the MIT Art, Design and Technology University’s outstanding research and education mission. Library has a corporate membership with the British Library - Pune, MCCIA - Pune and online membership with Design Management Institute -DMI (USA), Car Design News -UK. We have online subscription for 5 design related journals to help the Ph. D. students in our library. Library has full Wi-Fi facility

Library provides a safe, comfortable and friendly environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge, and promotes discovery. The mission of the library is to facilitate the creation of new knowledge through acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge resources and providing for value added services. MIT IOD Library is a fully automated and has a rich collection of books predominantly related to Design, Management, and allied subjects and periodicals, audio visual documents and CD-ROMS as well as valuable subscription to electronics online resource databases. Users can access the online databases and also find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals inside the library. The Library offers a range of information services set to the highest professional standards.

The well-furnished library is located on the 2nd floor of the administrative building and spread over 7005.81 Sq. ft. with a seating capacity for 100 users. The library is divided into two sections: The Reading Hall and Material library Plus The staff Area.

The Collections :
The Design Library supports the research and teaching of MIT Institute of Design. The Library's strong collection includes more than 5650 books, 1250 DVD's/CDs/VCD's, 265 Bound Volumes, 1450 Graduation Project Reports and subscriptions to more than 83 Journals and Magazines from all over the world. Students, faculty and staff also have direct access to our collections in the campus. Our collection strengths include in various field of design like Animation design, Interior Space and Furniture design, Communication design, Transportation design, Graphic design, Retail and exhibition design, Fashion Design, Film and Video design, Product design, User experience design, Game design, Automotive clay and digital sculpting, Fashion communication, Fashion marketing and management, Design management, Immersive media design, Transcultural design, Architecture, Art, Humanities, Geography and Travel, Personal management and development.

Information Services / Library Facilities :

Borrowing facilities
Students, faculties and staffs can lend the printed materials for home reading. Rare and Reference books are not for issue out of the library. The title with reference tag is meant for reference only. However, the book can only be issued on overnight basis at exceptional cases. At the same time, the exceptional cases will also not be entertained at the exam time. Students are not permitted for lending reference document. They have to get the same through any faculty member with a requesting letter to the librarian. One student can issue two documents for a period of 10 days

Lending Services
Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing : Library has co-operative arrangement with other major libraries of MIT group of Institutions to get documents which are not available in MIT IOD Library.

The entire Library collection including books, periodicals etc. can be searched through the Web 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.

Bibliographic services
New arrivals are being mailed as and when arrived. This facility is available on demand. List of books/articles related design can be provided to the students, faculties and staffs. Even outsiders can use this facility paying by nominal fees.

Proactive Information Services
Library is committed to provide specific information services such as alert on upcoming conference, CAS, CTS, SDI etc. to the academic community.

Reprographic services
The library has got a separate photocopier including one printer. Students can use this facility by paying a nominal amount. Photocopying of library documents should be done strictly according to the copyright regulations.

Reference Services Information relating to access and use of the library's collections may be obtained at the Reference Desk. Library will conduct searches for books and periodicals that you are unable to locate on the shelves. This service is open to students, faculties and staff. Library provides support to users in various ways like downloading literature from online databases.

Current Awareness Service
Whenever the new information sources added to the library collection, the list will be informed to students and staff regularly. And also Library conducts a library orientation program for new members/students in the beginning of academic year. Library also provides knowledge/information sharing services to all.

Library Orientation Programmes /Information Literacy
Students are given details about library facilities in classroom. Information literacy programmes are conducted to give details about online databases to faculties.

Our institute students, faculties and staff are allowed to take a membership from the library. Members of the library can utilize the aforesaid services.

Information Sources :
The design library deals with the following sources to meet the users need.
Books (design and related areas)
Movie DVD's
General CDs
Audio CDs
Cultural Maps
News papers

Library Rules

  1. All persons may be allowed to enter library. However, the librarian may at his discretion refuse entry if he considers a person either of unsound minds or intoxicated. The decision of the librarian or the next senior officer of the library in the absence of the librarian shall be final in this matter.
  2. While entering in to the library users have to show the identity card, and have to sign the gate register in the token of his acceptance to stick on the rules of the library. Library staffs can claim the identity card from the users if required.
  3. Personal belongings except purses and note-books shall be not allowed to be carried along with the users beyond the issue counter; these shall be kept at property rack. Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the property. Personal documents (Books, Magazines, Journals, Issued books), Cover of laptop are not allowed inside the library.
  4. Pets will not be allowed inside the library.
  5. The Users shall maintained silence within the library premises.
  6. Smoking, Eating and Spitting are prohibited and no user is allowed to sleep in the library.
  7. The users will behave in a civilized manner. The users are liable for Punishment and fine, if they either misbehave or damage the books or any other property of the library.
  8. Photography inside library is generally not permitted. However, for educational assignment users can do photography through their respective HOD and through the Dean of IOD.

Borrowers and Their Privileges and Obligations:
Students, faculties and staffs can become members of our library. Each user shall fill up a membership form. Then, they will be given a bar code on their Identity Card.

  1. In case of loss of an identity card, the users must report immediately to this concern department in administration for issuing new identity card. In the meanwhile, The Librarian may suspend any membership for a time period not exceeding two months.
  2. Two documents shall be issued to students for a period of 10 days and sub-lent is not allowed among the students. Re-issue of same documents is allowed for thrice only.
  3. If issued documents are not returned on or before the due dates, an overdue charge Rs.5/- per day will be charged for the period the documents are kept beyond the due date.
  4. In case any document is lost or damaged by the users, they have to replace the document or have to pay the cost of document in current market. If a document is one of the volumes of a set, the users may be asked to replace the whole set. If the document is not available in the market, librarian can claim at the most amount from the users.
  5. Reference Books, Rare Books, Unbound periodicals and books of fine arts may not be issued for home reading at any reason. Librarian does have the authority to allow of borrowing of such documents as per the essentiality of requirement of users.
  6. The documents may be renewed if the same are not in demand or are not reserved by other students. Renewal will be done only on the physical presentation of the documents by the users. Renewal for a particular document is made only thrice.
  7. If a student does not pay off the library dues, the privilege of borrowing books may be suspended till he deposits the due amount.
  8. In case of emergency, the librarian shall have authority to recall any book without assigning any reason thereafter.

Working Hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am To 8.00 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am To 4.30 pm
Library will be remain closed on all Sundays and Selected Govt. Holidays
Contact Information
Pradip Das

Tel. No. : 020-30693604
E-mail: pradipdas[at]