Kovels Resource

What is Kovels?

 Kovels is THE expert on antiques and collectibles in the U.S., educating and inspiring collectors for over six decades. Unlimited access to all Kovels articles, identification guides, histories, prices, marks, and how-to guides on buying and selling antiques and collectibles. Patrons can identify, price, and learn everything about antiques and collectibles, from the avid collector and dealer to the treasure hunter and downsizer.

Sign up for a 30-day unlimited access pass to the Kovels through the Libby App.

How do I get started?

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Check out our obtain a library card page)

  2. Click on the GO button above

  3. First time users, click on the building icon at the bottom of the page and log in to Libbyapp.com with your library card and PIN

  4. Scroll to the “Extras” section to access Kovels.
    **Kovels may ask for additional information (such as an email address) to create an account.


  • Antiques & Collectibles Information

  • Marks Guide, database of more than 20,000 marks on pottery, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and more.

  • Price Guide, more than one million prices of antiques and collectibles all reviewed by experts.

  • Buy & Sell Guides, 60+ topics plus downsizing, how to settle an estate, auction advice. 

  • Digital edition, Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles, monthly newsletter plus 47 years of archives.

  • Sales reports, in-depth analysis on what’s selling at auction and for how much.

  • Thousands of reader questions with expert answers on their antiques, collectibles, and marks.

  • Reproductions, explained and identified to keep collectors informed on fakes found in the market.

  • Latest news, such as record prices, flea markets, what’s in, what’s out, and items of interest.

  • Know Your Antiques, access to 20+ years of Kovels syndicated newspaper columns.

  • Business Directory, collector-related auction houses, clubs, publications, restorers, and more.

Available for Use On

  • Any computer or device with a browser and internet access.

  • Access is available through the Libby App.

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