About the Library

The Hanns Sachs Library of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) holds a valuable collection of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic literature and over 90 bound journals and current periodicals. The collection includes standard psychoanalytic references, Freud’s writings, and works on child analysis and psychotherapy.

The BPSI Archives holds the personal papers, books, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other materials pertaining to the history of BPSI and to psychoanalysis in general. Among the Archive collections are the books and papers of Ives Hendrick, Isadore Coriat, Felix and Helene Deutsch, Grete and Edward Bibring, Walter Langer and the Suzanne T. van Amerongen collection of books on child analysis.

Library Catalogue

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP Web)

BPSI’s Collection Development Policy

Library Contact Information:

Veronica Davis: 617-266-0953 ext. 104, emaillibrary@bpsi.org

The Library Committee meets once a month to discuss matters of policy and make recommendations relating to our library. The Committee is currently made up of the following members:

Veronica Davis, MA, MLIS, Librarian/Archivist

Daniel Jacobs, MD, Director of the Library

Delia Kostner, PhD

John Martin-Joy, MD

Malkah Notman, MD

Lora Tessman, PhD

Rita Teusch, PhD

Shari Thurer, ScD

The library is located on the first floor of our building at 141 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA 02459. We are a 5 minute walk from the Newton Centre T Station, handicapped accessible, and have ample parking. For directions and more information click here.