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Library Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Remote access is available to select resources using your SUNY Optometry login.

Have a question? Contact us directly:

Phone: (212) 938-5690
Email: library@sunyopt.edu

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Monday – Friday* 8:00am – 10:00pm Monday – Friday* 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday* 10:00am – 8:30pm Saturday* 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday* 10:00am – 10:00pm Sunday* 10:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on the Following Holidays

January 1 New Year’s Day July 4 Independence Day
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day September 5 Labor Day
February 20 President’s Day October 10 Indigenous People’s Day
April 9 Easter Sunday November 24-27 Thanksgiving Day / Weekend
May 29 Memorial Day December 25 Christmas Day
June 19 Juneteenth
Inclement weather: Refer to the College’s main page for any weather or emergency closures.  

Closed on the following holidays
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January 1, 2023 Sunday New Year’s Day
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 20 Monday President’s Day
April 9 Sunday Easter Sunday
May 29 Monday Memorial Day
June 19 Monday Juneteenth
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day
September 5 Monday Labor Day
October 10 Monday Indigenous People’s Day
November 24-November 27 Thursday-Sunday Thanksgiving Day & weekend
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day

The Harold Kohn Vision Science Library is the largest vision science library in the country.

In addition to providing technology, instruction, and support, the library provides access to:

  • Over 40,000 volumes
  • Comprehensive website with links to electronic journals and databases
  • Wide range of online reference, vision science and general health resources

Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art information to the College community as well as alumni and practicing eyecare professionals.

The Harold Kohn Vision Science Library seeks to meet the information needs of the College community through the selection, acquisition, organization and delivery of materials and services, as well as provision of the technology, instruction and support necessary to ensure access to information and its management. In support of these efforts Library staff set up appropriate systems and procedures to maximize effectiveness, ensure control over materials and track activities and services. Library staff work closely with other Information Services colleagues and relevant others in the development, organization and delivery of instructional programs; to provide advice, consultation and support as appropriate; and to take a leadership role in the introduction of new services and technologies.

Our collection development policy  provides information on our strategies for building and maintaining the resources in our library.

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