The Harry W. Bass Jr. Library

The Society's Library, which houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of numismatic literature, presently numbers some 100,000 items. These include books, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, auction catalogs, and microforms, all of which are cataloged.

In addition to numismatic works, the Library has a strong reference collection and a wide selection of non-numismatic periodicals in the areas of archaeology, art history, economic history and other disciplines.


Monday - Friday: 9:30 am-4:30 pm, adequate staff presence permitting.
Weekends: Closed. May also be closed on or before holidays and during inclement weather.
An appointment is recommended.
Call 212-571-4470 x170
or email library [at]

Visiting Fees

Members: Free. Government photo ID required.
Non-members: $20 per day. Government photo ID required.
Students (with valid student ID): Free.

ANS Library Services and Use

The Library of the ANS maintains non-circulating collections. Much of the Library material is arranged on open stacks. All materials must be used within the ANS premises.

Search DONUM the ANS Library Catalog

User's Guide to DONUM the ANS Library Catalog

History of DONUM

Policy on Acquisition and Disposal

The History of the ANS Library

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