CPC Library

The Center is fortunate to have an extraordinary 6,000-volume collection of mental health related books, journals, manuscripts and works of art. The Center’s library is searchable by means of an online catalog, and the books are arranged according to the Library of Congress numbering system. The library is open to the public for on- site use of materials.

The Library is currently collecting the following journal titles:

  • International Journal of Psychoanalysis
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Psychoanalytic Dialogues
  • Psychoanalytic Quarterly
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality

The Library also subscribes to the PEP Web database, which allows you to search full text articles from 37 journals in psychoanalysis, 58 classic psychoanalytic books, plus the full text and editorial notes of all 24 volumes of The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud.

The Archival Sound Recording Collection contains reel-to reel tapes of lectures delivered to the Center during Scientific Lectures and other guest lecture series between 1954 and 1973.  Speakers included Anna Freud, Charles Brenner, Jacob Arlow, Benjamin Spock, Selma Fraiberg, Edith Jacobson, Ralph Greenson among other notable lecturers.

The Manuscript Collection contains papers presented to the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center during Scientific Meetings and other lecture series.  The Manuscript Index can be searched by author, title, date or discussant.

For more information about using the library, or if you would like to volunteer in the library, please contact the administrator at (216) 229-5959.

Circulation Policy

All materials are available for on-site use.  Only members may sign out books.  The loan period is three weeks. Journals, archives and reference materials do not circulate. Copies and printouts are available for a nominal per page fee. Electronic sources are subject to licensing restrictions.

Speakers Bureau

Many faculty members of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center are frequent speakers in their various areas of interest and expertise, including psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as psychoanalysis as it applies to art, literature, families and children, aging, religion, politics, and other topics. To engage a speaker for your organization’s event, please contact our administrator at 216-229-5959 or

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