The Global Philatelic Library – your one stop on the web for the world’s best philatelic research – is now open for business.
The APRL, along with fellow founding partners the Royal Philatelic Society London, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and Smithsonian Libraries, announced the launch of the site on June 1. (See APRL press release)
The website establishes a single destination through which philatelists around the world can search, locate, and access philatelic research from partner libraries in real time, from any computer. Searchable listings of books and publications, as well as resource locations and access, are now just a click away, providing invaluable resources to those doing philatelic research.
The world-class collection of philatelic material, the result of international collaboration and cooperation with philatelic libraries and museums, includes both print and electronic media and other resources for the use of beginners, hobbyists, specialists, writers, and postal historians. It includes fascinating, informative, and sometimes even scandalous articles about philately from the early days of the hobby through the present day.
Other contributing philatelic research libraries include the Collectors Club, New York; Greene Foundation, Canada; National Philatelic Society, UK; Oslo Filatelistklubb Bibliotek, Norway; Philatelistische Bibliothek Hamburg, Germany; Postal History Foundation, Tucson, Arizona; Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library, Denver, Colorado; and Western Philatelic Library, Sunnyvale, California.