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Optometry and Health Sciences Library

Feb 24 - Mar 2




During the pandemic, the Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library has been closed to the public, and its collections are unavailable. As recently announced in a Library News story, this year the Optometry Library’s services and collections will be combined with complementary resources in the Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. The Optometry Library’s current space will be transferred to the School of Optometry and provide enhanced study and meeting space for students and faculty. This transition will be complete by the start of the fall 2022 semester, at which time the collections will again be available for request and borrowing.

The Pamela P. Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library provides services and collections to support the research and teaching needs of the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

The collection includes materials in all formats in the basic and clinical sciences of optometry and ophthalmology; vision science; the anatomy, physiology, neurology, biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology of the visual organs of humans and other animals; visual and color perception; ocular pharmacology; occupational and environmental vision; ophthalmic photography; low vision and blindness; history of optometry; and the social, legal, economic, and professional aspects of eye care. Also covered are medical education, evidence-based health care, and research procedures in health and medicine.

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