Library and information services

The College has an extensive collection of optical books, journals, research papers and pamphlets – available in printed format and online. These are available free of charge to College members. 

Due to current public health concerns the College library has been temporarily closed. We are now unable to post loans out to members or to renew items, although outstanding items may still be returned to us in the post. All fines accrued will be waived during this period. 

Photocopying services are also unavailable at this time although we will attempt to source alternative suppliers where available. Our online resources, including access to journals, ebooks and databases remain accessible via OpenAthens. 

Please contact us should you require further assistance, including advice on alternative suggestions to our book titles or articles from our print journals.

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Due to current public health concerns the College library has been temporarily closed, but a number of online services are available to members.

There are more than more than 100 titles in our collection of national and international optical journals.

Our collection of ebooks can be read online, or downloaded to read off line. All you need is an OpenAthens password, which can be requested from the library.

Here are the main online databases that can support optometric research.