The Optometry Library is a branch of the Indiana University Libraries system. It supports the teaching and research missions of the School of Optometry, the graduate program in vision science, and all vision-related studies at IU. In addition, the library serves as a vision science resource and information center for optometric practitioners and residents of the state of Indiana. The library and its collections may be used by IU students, staff, and faculty and by any resident of Indiana.

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July 8th 2016 @ 10:05am Use it or Lose it: Visual Activity Regenerates Neural Connections Between Eye and Brain

A study in mice funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows for the first time that high-contrast visual

July 1st 2016 @ 11:12am NEI Scientist Receives Research Grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation

NEI research fellow Nathan Hotaling, PhD, has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to

June 20th 2016 @ 1:27pm NIH Vision Scientists Test Theory of How Rods in our Retina Originated

Retinas from our earliest vertebrate ancestors had cone-like photoreceptors, presumably allowing them to see in dayli

June 15th 2016 @ 1:34pm NEI Welcomes Four New Members to National Advisory Eye Council

Today four new members join the National Advisory Eye Council, an advisory body for the National Eye Institute (NEI)

June 10th 2016 @ 11:15am Eye Study Underscores the Long-lasting Benefits of Controlling Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control

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Today's Hours

8:00am - 9:00pm All hours


  • Building Access Enter on east end of the building. Take elevator in the center of the building to the second floor. Library and Study Area are beyond double doors at west end of the building. Building Access
  • ScanningScanner is located next to the public computer workstation on the east end of the Study Area. Scanning
  • Copy Machine(s)Copy machine is located in the Optometry Library, room 202. 5 cents/page; Campus Access only. Document feeder, stapler. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesPaper and media reserves available by request at the Circulation Desk. Reserve Services
  • Food ServiceVending available in the Student Lounge. Food Service
  • TechnologyMediascape tables and large screens available for use with personal laptops. Other technology available on a limited basis to Optometry faculty and staff. Technology
  • Group Study SpaceConference Room 200 is reservable via online booking system or by calling Optometry Library Circulation Desk. Other study rooms available on first-come first-served basis. Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceRoom 213 is currently earmarked for quiet study for up to 6-8 people. Quiet Study Space
  • PrintingBlack and white printing only. Printing
  • Computer Workstations2 public workstations with scanner and print release station. Other workstations are solely for Optometry faculty, staff, and student use. Computer Workstations

Contact Info

Optometry 202
800 E Atwater Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
Jason Burton
Jason Burton - Health Sciences Librarian
(812) 855-0801

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