Welcome to the Northern Philatelic Society & Library

Our mission is to strengthen and support stamp clubs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas; to promote philately; and to support and enhance the Northern Philatelic Library.  Annual dues are only $25, which gives you borrowing privileges at the Library and entitles you to participate at planning meetings.

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is open again now from 10:00am to 12:00pm Monday to Saturday.

Announcing the Passing of Al Sarvi, the President of the Northern Philatelic Society and Library

It is with a very sad heart that we announce the passing of Al Sarvi, who has been the President of the Northern Philatelic Society and Library since Saturday 22nd July,  2017.  Al’s death followed a bout of Covid which had him in intensive care for several day.  When funeral arrangements are known they will be posted here and communicated by the Toozeday Nooze.  We will all miss Al very much.  He touched us all in so many ways.

The location of the library:

Home of the Northern Philatelic Library
Northern Philatelic Library

The property is located at 1110 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis. It is a solid construction as you can see in the picture and has enough room to house our collection and to conduct meetings, seminars, bourses etc.  The building has been extensively refurbished by Paul Henpel and Rudi Anders and their talented crew. The Library is open Monday through Saturday between 10am and Noon and here to help you with your philatelic research or any general questions that you have about stamp collecting.

Directions to the Library:

To get to the Library take the Dowling Ave exit off highway 94 and head west to Lyndale Ave N.  Turn left on Lyndale and follow it down to Lowry Ave N.  Turn right on Lowry. The Library will be approx. one quarter of a mile on your right.