Philately Libraries

American Philatelic Research Library

United States' largest philatelic library maintaining holdings of classic periodicals, government documents, auction catalogs, and other related materials. stamplibrary

American Research Philatelic

Holds one of the worlds largest and most accessible with more than three miles of shelving.

The British Library's Philatelic Collections

Established in 1891, with catalogs, collections, news, contacts and services.

The Canadian Postal Archives

Offers a selection of library and archives Canada resources on the topic of philately and postal history.

Collectors Club Library

Maintains a library of approximately 150,000 volumes for the free use of the interested public. Scholars and historians have free access and use of the library and are referred to the library by the New York Public Library, educational institutions and philatelic groups throughout the world.

Collectors Club of Chicago Library

Offers books and pamphlets numbering in the several thousands. Journals, periodicals and auction catalogs account for another 30,000 items.

Earl P.L. Apfelbaum Philatelic Library

Provides a growing anthology of fascinating, informative and even scandalous articles written throughout the past century about philately and some of the people involved in its history.

Global Philatelic Library

A global consortium of philatelic libraries, contains the data of all member libraries.

National Philatelic Society Library (NPSL)

Facts about one of the largest general philatelic societies in Great Britain. With library information and related links.

National Postal Museum Library

Smithsonian postal history and philatelic research facility, with over 40,000 books, journals, catalogues and archival documents. silibraries

Northwest Philatelic Library

A specialty and research library to the philatelic community of the Pacific Northwest and to a broader public who may have an interest in or a connection to philately.

Peggy J. Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library

Contains a collection of over 30,000 books, journals, catalogs, photos, maps, and other reference items related to philately and postal history. Our archival collections focus on the postal history of Arizona and the Southwestern United States.

People, Postage, and the Post

Arago offers information on the history and evolution of US stamp design and production.

Postal History Society Library

An extensive library of postal history publications, handbooks, Post Office guides, postal contracts, journals and related material built up over many years.

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library

Privately funded public library, open to all who are interested in stamp collecting. Membership is not necessary to use library materials, but it is encouraged to have check out privileges.

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library

Public library offering resources for those interested in the collecting of stamps. Site presents library news, an online card catalog, publications, and membership information.

The Royal Philatelic Society of London Library

A significant philatelic assets, the library contains an unparalleled collection of philatelic literature from all over the world.

Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation

Library catalog online for the use of collectors and specialists everywhere. Includes library search and databases.

Western Philatelic Library

Has a specialized collection of books and monographs focused on stamp collecting, postal history, postal operations and topical collection.

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