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Check out the American Philatelic Research Library
For 40 years the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL) has served philately. Its nearly three miles of shelving contain
more than 21,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles. The APRL has one of the world's largest and most accessible collections
of philatelic literature. Search our Catalog
In addition to the expected books, catalogues and journals, the library collections
include maps, postal and printing artifacts, posters, recordings, CD-ROMS, radio scripts, philatelic memorabilia, letters
of famous philatelists, reference files, archives, and a variety of indexes. The library holdings are worldwide with particular
emphasis on United States and British Commonwealth publications. Take a tour of the APRL collections view the Librarian Presentation
Researchers are welcome to visit the library at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte. For those who cannot travel to Bellefonte, the APRL offers its services online and by mail to APS and APRL
members, as well as by interlibrary loan to non-members. You can search our databases, borrow books, request photocopies or
scans, and consult with our friendly staff. View library services.
Subscribe to the Quarterly Journal
The APRL publishes a quarterly journal, the Philatelic Literature Review. View the
current table of contents and on-line articles. This periodical contains indexes and bibliographies, reviews of current philatelic literature, publications in progress,
news from the APRL, and “The Clearinghouse,” a forum for subscribers to list literature they want to buy or sell.
The basic U.S. subscription is just $18 per year. Other membership levels are available; amounts exceeding the basic subscription
fee help to defray the Library's operating costs and are tax deductible. Subscribe today!
Read the Blog
Keep up with the latest news in between issues of the journal by reading the APRL Blog.