Research Services

Education, information and research are critical to the full enjoyment of numismatics. The ANA Library staff happily helps members find answers to their numismatic questions.

For basic requests and questions, the library staff will provide answers at no charge.

For in-depth research requests (which typically involve 7-10 sources), the library staff can provide information on any numismatic subject or question. Using the library's extensive holdings, staff also can produce bibliographies of books and articles on any topic.
The research fee is $50 per hour (minimum one-hour) plus any photocopy or digital scanning charges. Library staff can provide an estimate of the time needed to complete a project or patrons may specify a maximum monetary amount.

The library staff can photocopy pages from books, magazines and auction catalogs and mail them anywhere in the world. Patrons will receive the articles along with a list of sources and citation information.
Fees for this service:

.25 cents per copy with a minimum charge of $5 for ANA members
.50 cents per copy with a minimum charge of $10 for nonmembers

Digital scanning
Digital scans are available for various library materials, including books, periodicals and auction catalogs. For requests of three scans or more, there is a preparatory and supplies fee of $20.
Fees for this scanning:

Low-resolution scans (200 dpi and under): $2 a page for ANA members, $4 for non-members
High-resolution scans (201 dpi and over): $5 a page for ANA members, $10 for non-members