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. Works written by contemporary scholars and clinicians expanding the range of psychoanalytic thought and practice are continually added to the library’s holdings and can be looked up in the Online Library Catalogue. Access to many current online journals and Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP Web) is available in the library.

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.

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

Steven Varga-Golovcsenko, MD

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.

Library Contact Information:

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