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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August 31st 2015 @ 9:14am Circuit in the Eye Relies on Built-In Delay to See Small Moving Objects

When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes.

August 24th 2015 @ 11:43am NIH Study Shows no Benefit of Omega-3 or Other Nutritional Supplements for Cognitive Decline

While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial

August 18th 2015 @ 9:58am In Uveitis, Bacteria in Gut May Instruct Immune Cells to Attack the Eye

The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins i

August 13th 2015 @ 10:38am Dr. Patricia Cabrera: Learning Genetics and Linking NEI to the Philippines

A delegation from the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine National Institutes of Health recently vi

August 4th 2015 @ 10:11am With LCA Gene Therapy, a Rare Glimpse of the Adult Brain Adapting to New Experience

When people lose the ability to see, how do the visual parts of the brain change in response?

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Today's Hours

CLOSED 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 - Sciences Librarian
(812) 855-0801

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