BPSI’s Hanns Sachs Library holds a valuable collection of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic literature and over 90 bound journals and current periodicals. The collection includes standard psychoanalytic references, biographies and histories, correspondences, Freud’s writings, and works on child analysis. Works written by contemporary scholars and clinicians expanding the range of psychoanalytic thought and practice are continually added to the library’s holdings. Access to the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP Web) is available in the library.  We have free Wireless Internet connection everywhere in the building, so bring your laptop to work in our quiet library room. In addition to PEP Web, you can take advantage of the library online access to the current issues of the following electronic journals:

American Journal of Play

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis (1997-present)

American Journal of Psychotherapy (1996-present) new!

British Journal of Psychotherapy

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Development and Psychopathology

International Forum of Psychoanalysis

International Journal of Psychoanalysis (2021)

Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA, 1999-present)

Journal of Child Psychotherapy

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy (2007-2018)


Psychoanalysis and History

Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (2007-2020, formerly known as International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology)

Psychoanalytic Dialogues (2007-2018)

Psychoanalytic Inquiry (2007-2017)

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Psychoanalytic Review, The (2001-2017)

Psychoanalytic Social Work (2006-2015)

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

Psychodynamic Psychiatry (2001-2015)

Studies in Gender and Sexuality (2007-2020)

As a member of the Massachusetts Library System we also have access to the GALE Databases, including Academic OneFileHealth Reference Center AcademicNursing Resource Center and Nursing & Allied Health CollectionScience in Context,  Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine CollectionLiterature ResourcesEducator’s Reference CompleteGale Virtual Reference LibraryThe New York Times and a variety of other electronic resources delivering fulltext and updated daily. Online access to current academic and popular journals, literary works and their audio versions is available everywhere in Massachusetts. Ask our librarian for assistance!

The BPSI Archives holds the personal papers, books, photographs, audio and video tapes, and other materials pertaining to the history of the institute 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. Access to the Archives may be requested by writing to Veronica Davis at