The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Institute
is proud to offer its members access to a rich array of library resources through its historical connection with the Emil and Lilly Gutheil Psychoanalytic Library which is housed and maintained by the William and Anita Newman Library at Baruch College.
Located at 151 East 25th Street,
the award winning Newman Library is a spacious, beautifully designed facility that offers state of the art library services and a large professional staff. For a very modest annual membership fee, Institute members are afforded the same, full level of access to library services provided to Baruch's own faculty and students.
The important historical print
collections of the Gutheil Library are continuously updated by the ongoing acquisition of cutting edge electronic resources, essential to contemporary psychoanalytic education and research. These electronic resources (indexes, databases, online journals, books and reference works) can all be accessed by library members from their home or office computers. New members are provided individual identification numbers by mail, allowing them to access online resource without ever having to make a trip to the library.
The Institute is especially pleased
that the library is able to provide members with access to the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Online Archive (better known as PEP). The current version of PEP contains the complete full text of thirty-four premier psychoanalytic journals, complete versions of fifty-six classic Psychoanalytic texts and all twenty-four volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud.
Having become then "gold standard"
of online research in the field of psychoanalysis, some professional organizations have made PEP available to their membership for a subscription fee. Our own access is somewhat unique for being offered in the contest of the full range of resources available in a first rate research library. The need of both clinicians and researchers for access to a wide range of information from other mental health modalities, the social sciences, humanities, etc. is a feature of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of our field and of scholarly research in general.
In addition to offering first class
research support, library membership is an important aspect of building our community. Our annual Evening in the Oak Room events, featuring literary and psychoanalytic speakers, our library newsletter, Insight, and other sponsored events, are an important, and pleasurable, aspect of sharing with other Institute members.