Abhishek Bhuwalka shared with us today the story of the Munich Philatelic Library on his blog https://thephilatelist.substack.com
The Munich Philatelic Library (MPL) (German: Münchner Philatelistische Bibliothek), holding currently about 65,000 media items (Medieneinheiten) in 43 languages, is the largest philatelic library on the continent of Europe. It’s also arguably one of the four most important philatelic libraries in the world along with the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL), the Library of the Collector’s Club of New York (CCNY) in the United States and the Library of the Royal Philatelic Society (RPSL) in the United Kingdom. However, unlike the latter which are privately owned, the MPL is a public library.
The MPL operates as part of the central library of Munich City Library (Münchner Stadtbibliothek). The city (or public) library itself traces its history back to 1843 and has a total stock of around 3 million media items.
Read the complete article here: https://thephilatelist.substack.com/p/a-visit-to-the-munich-philatelic