Service by Appointment for Library and Circuit Sales
NOTE: The opening of the American Philatelic Center has been delayed until the week of April 5, 2021. The original schedule date was March 15, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
The American Philatelic Center will be open for scheduled visits by American Philatelic Society members. Services will be limited to the library and circuit sales.
Members will be able to make appointments available in three-hour blocks to research in the library or circuit sales. Operational hours will be Tuesday through Thursday with two available blocks: 9 am to 12 noon or 1 pm to 4 pm. Members will be able to schedule up to 2 blocks in one day. For greater member access, members will be limited to visiting one day a week.
“We’ve been closed for nearly a year, and this is the first step back to normal operations,” said Scott English, Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society, “COVID-19 remains serious, so we have to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff and members.”
To make an appointment, members can email email@example.com or call 814-933-3803 x. 246. When scheduling the appointment, members should provide material requests to be waiting upon arrival in the designated area.
The health and safety protocols of the American Philatelic Center are per the mandates of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If a member feels ill or has been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID, they must reschedule their visit.
Upon arrival, members will have a temperature check, be issued a mask, sign in, and be escorted to the designated area. APC policy requires maintaining social distancing, wearing masks over the nose and mouth at all times, and avoiding congregate areas. Members will stay in the designated area during visits, and some areas of the building will be restricted.
After the scheduled appointment, staff will escort members out of the building. The APS continues to follow aggressive cleaning protocols to high-touch areas. So that we can perform cleaning between blocks, guests will need to adhere to the scheduled appointments.
“Hopefully, if cases remain low and vaccinations continue to increase, we will continue returning to normal operations,” added English, “In the meantime, please help us keep risks low and maintain a safe and healthy environment for our great APS team.”