Welcome to the College library
Officially named the 'British Optical Association Library' after its 1901 founder, the library is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of optical works, both modern and historical, in existence, containing some 6,500 optical books and pamphlets. Find out more about the history of the BOA Library.
What is the library’s role?
The library is both a reference and a lending library. Its primary function is to support the education and continuing professional development of College members.
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