Kovels_SocialMediaGraphic_300x300The go-to source for expert information, pricing, and trends on antiques and collectibles.

Kovels is the expert on antiques and collectibles in the U.S., educating and inspiring collectors for over six decades. Through Libby, you have 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.

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Access Kovels for free for 30 days with your Lake County Library card and the Libby App.

Getting Started with Kovels

Logging In

  • Have your library card ready. (Learn how to get a Library Card here.)
  • Click on the GO button above. This service is provided jointly with the Sonoma County Library.
  • Click the Get a Pass button.
  • Choose Lake County Library in the drop and put in your library card and PIN
  • Explore all Kovels has to offer.

If you logout of Kovels you should return to Libby or Libbyapp.com to resume browsing Kovels for 30 days for free with your Library Card. Once your 30 days are up you can check out another pass.

If you already have Libby, you can also find Kovels in the Libby app under the Library tab (Library Building Icon) under the Extras section.


  • 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.

Ready to get started? Access Kovels through the Lake County Library.

Need more help? Contact Library staff at your local branch and they will be happy to get you started.