Helen McLean Library

The McLean Library contains one of the largest collections of psychoanalytic literature in the world. It has occupied a central position in the educational programs of the Institute For Psychoanalysis since 1932. Its holdings include over 10,000 volumes and 20 current journal subscriptions in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychiatry. Subscriptions are supplemented by article/monograph files, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP-Web) access, and complete print runs of many journals no longer in print.

Special collections include:

  • W.R. Bion
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Melanie Klein
  • Heinz Kohut
  • D.W. Winnicott

Complete sets of the following publications are also available:

  • Annual of Psychoanalysis
  • Chicago Psychoanalytic Literature Index
  • Progress in Self Psychology

Scholars, practitioners, and the general public are welcome to visit the McLean Library by appointment.


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Note: The information in this catalog is subject to change and revision. Please contact the library in advance of your visit to ensure that the book you are looking for is available.