Library and information services

Our helpful library and information services team is here to help you find the information you need for your research or CPD, or to stay up-to-date with clinical matters. They even do the reading for you, and provide helpful member briefings on the topics that matter to your profession.

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The College library is open to members from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and there's access to wi-fi and free tea and coffee. Please contact us in advance if you need to ensure that a member of library staff will be available during your visit: 

Phone: 020 7766 4352

We're situated on the ground floor of the College at 42 Craven St, London WC2N 5NG. 


I’m working towards an MSc in Clinical Optometry and have found the library to be invaluable for help with the course reading list.  Articles can be emailed to me and books are delivered to my practice or made available to read online. The library is also really useful for reading up on topics like glaucoma – helping me to stay up-to-date with all the latest developments.

Brona Jarvis MCOptom