Welcome to the Harold Kohn Vision Science Library

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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Fall, Winter, Spring Hours Summer Hours
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 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day September 6 Labor Day
February 21 President’s Day October 11 Indigenous People’s Day
April 17 Easter Sunday November 25-28 Thanksgiving Day / Weekend
May 30 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, 2022 Saturday New Year’s Day
January 17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 21 Monday President’s Day
April 17 Sunday Easter Sunday
May 30 Monday Memorial Day
June 19 Sunday Juneteenth
July 4 Monday Independence Day
September 6 Monday Labor Day
October 11 Monday Indigenous People’s Day
November 26-November 29 Thursday-Sunday Thanksgiving Day & weekend
December 25 Friday 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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Contact Us

Use the form below to send your questions or comments to several of the different offices at the SUNY College of Optometry. Please enter your full name and email address so we can respond to you quickly, thank you.

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