The Library

The Library of the Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria comprises books, serials and catalogues on philatelic subjects embracing the world. This reflects the wide collecting interests of the Society’s members. The Library comprises more than 10,000 individual items, plus the serials, which include 2,000 bound volumes. It is easily the largest philatelic society library in Australia and it is also thought to be larger than any private philatelic library.

The Library occupies nearly 300 linear metres of shelves. Separate bays of adjustable, steel shelving amply accommodates the holdings, allowing space for growth. Members have easy access to the collection.

The Library is opened once a month on the last Saturday (2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.) It is also available for viewing during the monthly daytime and evening meetings, as well as at other times by arrangement.

Acquisitions to the Library are regularly displayed in the Meeting Room. We receive many journals and auction catalogues directly from publishers around the world, as well as important new books recently published. Although the Library’s contents are world-wide, there is a special emphasis on collecting literature on Australasian subjects. Donations are especially welcome.


Librarian, Richard Breckon
Tel: +61 3 9106 8771

Assistant Librarian, John Shawley
Tel: +61 3 9822 3892

Or contact us via email.