The POA Library is especially strong in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter, nuclear and high energy physics, optics, and quantum mechanics. The library also subscribes to a number of print journals and provides access to more than 10,000 electronic journals.
The History of Optics collection is composed of important first-edition, rare, and historical print materials on optics-related milestones, research, and researchers at UR.
In addition to its collections, POA regularly curates exhibits that highlight the unique history of the Physics-Optics-Astronomy Library and the disciplines it serves.
POA Library has eight public workstations connected to a print release station that includes black and white/color printing, scanning, and photocopying services.