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To help cover the costs incurred in providing library services, fees are:

Base Fee:
$10 per shipment/request (includes up to 15 minutes of staff time)

Non-Members:
Add a $5 surcharge to fees above.

Borrowing Material (members in the U.S. and Canada only):
Base fee plus $3 for the first book, $1 for each subsequent book, and $.25 per page for any photocopies or scans; late fee of $1 per week if materials are not returned or renewed by the due date. Additional shipping costs for Canadian addresses or rush delivery may apply.

Photocopies:
15 copies included in the base fee plus $.25 per page afterwards. With a book order, $.25 per page. Additional shipping costs for non-U.S. addresses or rush delivery may apply.

Scanning:
$4 for the first page; $.25 per additional page. With a book order, $.25 per page.

Microfilm scanning:
Microfilm that can be automated: Base fee $10 plus staff time (After the initial 15 minutes included in the base fee, $20 per hour, billed in half-hour increments, estimated $30 per roll). Microfilm that must be scanned manually: $4 for the first page; $.25 per additional page.

Fax Services:
$4 for the first page; $1 per additional page.

Extensive Photocopies/
Research Requests:
After the initial 15 minutes included in the base fee, $20 per hour, billed in half-hour increments

Interlibrary loans:
Libraries may request interlibrary loan of material by contacting the APRL. Loans will be provided at the member rate and libraries will be held responsible for the return of material.

If we anticipate that a request will require additional time (long photocopy requests, etc.) we will notify the requestor by email whenever possible. The APRL reserves the right to refuse requests that will place an undue burden on staff or resources or in order to preserve fragile materials.

Borrowed items should be returned using USPS Tracking.

The APRL provides copies in compliance with U.S. Code Title 17 (copyright code).

Library Services
Take advantage of Library services online or through the mail.

When you contact the Library, simply state, as specifically as possible, the subject or topic about which you desire information. Include any author, title, or other bibliographic data you have.


Search the online catalog of the APRL's extensive collection of book titles, journal holdings, articles, and auction catalogs. In addition to the catalog, the APRL uses the Piper File, a card index of most U.S. philatelic periodicals from the 1880s through the late 1960s. The library will photocopy Piper File references on your topic, so you can select appropriate periodical articles. Request books and articles right from the catalog using the cart feature.


Borrow up to five books at a time by mail. All borrowed material must be returned using delivery confirmation. In some cases the libary will ask you to have insurance coverage. See user fees to the right and read our Circulation Policy for more information.


Request Photocopies or Scans of selections from books, articles, individual journal indexes, Piper file cards (1880s-1969), Stamp Lover Index, Harris Index, etc. The APRL provides copies in compliance with U.S. Code Title 17 (copyright code). See user fees to the right.


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Interlibrary Loan - The APRL loans materials to non-members through the Interlibrary Loan System. To request an interlibrary loan, see your local library. The APRL does not loan materials directly to non-members and interlibrary loan requests must come from a library. The same user fees apply.

 

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