Polar Postal History Library

The Polar Postal History Library includes all issues of Polar Post from 1953 with lists of contents (where available) – that is over 250 issues! You can go directly to the Polar Post library here or click on one of the front covers of each Polar Post issue in the Polar Post  folder to go directly to a specific issue.

The September 2019 issue of Polar Post is now in the Polar Library  31st July 2019

The new all colour issue of Polar Post is being received by members around the world this week, and has now been added to the Polar Post Library

And to make the library more useful a new category has now been added – Polar Books

With copyright restrictions over, many polar books from the classic period of polar exploration have been uploaded to the Library and are available for all members to read. Find out what Antarctic Penguins really get up to, discover why Robert Falcon Scott lost out to Roald Amundsen or just read a polar literary masterpiece such as Apsley Cherry Garrard’s “The Worst Journey in the World”. You can read all these books and more online in the Polar Library or download to your PC or tablet and read later. More books will be continually added over the next few months so check back regularly to discover new polar reads.

Remember that to log-in to the Polar Library you just enter the e-mail address that you are registered with by the membership secretary, and password featured in the latest issue of Polar Post, into the Library log-in page or go directly to a specific book from the links listed below showing some of the books that have already been added to the Polar Library.

Arctic Books

You can access a specific book directly from the links below:

The North West Passage 1 – Roald Amundsen

The North West Passage 2 – Roald Amundsen

Our Polar Flight 1 – Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth

Our Polar Flight 2 – Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions 1 – John Barrow

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions 2 – John Barrow

The Last Voyage of the Karluk – Bob Bartlett

Early Dutch and English Voyages to Spitsbergen – Martin Conway

First Crossing of Spitsbergen 1 – Martin Conway

First Crossing of Spitsbergen 2 – Martin Conway

Letters from High Latitudes – Lord Dufferin

Fighting the Polar Ice – Anthony Fiala

From Franklin to Nansen – G Firth Scott

A Journey to the Northern Ocean 1 – Samuel Hearne

A Journey to the Northern Ocean 2 – Samuel Hearne

A Journey to the Northern Ocean 3 – Samuel Hearne

A Negro at the North Pole – Matthew Henson

Log of the Laura in the Polar Seas – Bettie Holmes

Diary Arctic Peary Expedition 1896 – Benjamin Hoppin

Andree and his Balloon – Henri Lachambre

With Nansen in the North 1 – Hjalmar Johansen

With Nansen in the North 2 – Hjalmar Johansen

White World – Rudolf Kersting

Life of Sir John Franklin – Albert Hastings Markham

Conquering the Arctic Ice 1 – Einar Mikkelsen

Conquering the Arctic Ice 2 – Einar Mikkelsen

Farthest North – Fridtjof Nansen

Nearest the Pole – Robert Peary

The North Pole – Robert Peary

A Voyage of Discovery 1819 1 – John Ross

A Voyage of Discovery 1819 2 – John Ross

An Account of the Northern Whale Fishery 1 – William Scoresby

An Account of the Northern Whale Fishery 2 – William Scoresby

New Land 1 – Otto Sverdrup

New Land 2 – Otto Sverdrup

Under the North Pole – Hubert Wilkins

Antarctic Books

You can access a specific book directly from the links below:

The South Pole vol 1.1 – Roald Amundsen

The South Pole vol 1.2 – Roald Amundsen

The South Pole vol 2.1 – Roald Amundsen

The South Pole vol 2.2 – Roald Amundsen

Two Years in the Antarctic – Albert Armitage

Little America 1 – Richard Byrd

Little America 2 – Richard Byrd

The Voyage of the Why Not – Dr Jean Charcot

The Worst Journey in the World – Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Through the First Antarctic Night – Frederick Cook

With the Aurora in the Antarctic – John K Davis

The Home of the Blizzard 1 – Sir Douglas Mawson

The Home of the Blizzard 2 – Sir Douglas Mawson

Siege of the South Pole – Hugh Robert Mill

From Edinburgh to the Antarctic – WG Burn Murdoch

Antarctic Penguins – G. Murray Levick

The Great White South – Herbert Ponting

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 1.1 – Robert Scott

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 1.2 – Robert Scott

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 1.3 – Robert Scott

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 2.1 – Robert Scott

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 2.2 – Robert Scott

The Voyage of the Discovery vol 2.3 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 1.1 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 1.2 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 1.3 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 2.1 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 2.2 – Robert Scott

Scott’s Last Expedition vol 2.3 – Robert Scott

Aurora Australis – Ernest Shackleton

The Heart of the Antarctic 1 – Ernest Shackleton

The Heart of the Antarctic 2 – Ernest Shackleton

Voyage towards the South Pole – James Weddell