ANA library resumes in-person service after 21-month pandemic closure

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has resumed in-person service at its Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The ANA library first closed its doors in March 2020, about 21 months ago, after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. When the more than 128,000-item library reopened on March 18 of this year, service was limited and excluded in-person visitations due to pandemic restrictions.

Since late November, the library has once again allowed on-site lending, copying and research.

The world’s largest numismatic lending library, it’s open to the general public at its site in Colorado Springs, where anyone can browse the books, auction catalogues, periodicals and DVDs; however, only ANA members can borrow items. Members, including those based in Canada, can also access the library’s online catalogue and request to borrow items, which are shipped to borrowers by mail for up to eight weeks. Borrowers are then responsible for returning the items to the library either in person or by mail.

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