Frederic Kapp Memorial Library

Our Frederic Kapp Memorial Library is the only research and reference center on psychoanalytic theory and technique in the tri-state area–a valuable resource for faculty, candidates/students and mental health professionals.

A substantial collection of books on psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy make up the Library’s collection.

Members make use of the following services:

  • Borrow from our unique collection
  • Obtain journal articles upon request (first 2 articles free; additional articles $3.00 each)
  • Request a database search from the CPI librarian
  • Connect with a CPI faculty member who has expertise in your area of study for a 15-minute phone or in-person meeting to get suggestions of authors, journals, and books
  • Purchase books through the library for a $2.00 fee
  • Attend special programs as scheduled.

For more information about the above services, contact Mary Kroeger Vuyk ([email protected])

The librarian is available on Tuesday through Friday for limited hours. Membership in the Kapp Memorial Library is available to the public for an annual fee of $50. Staff of not-for-profit organizations have an annual fee of $25. All CPI students and faculty have free library privileges.

Library Membership Application


  • Books & Periodicals — Members may request a hold for a book or periodical simply by selecting the “Request a Hold” tab located on the online Catalog.
  • Access for thousands of full-text psychoanalytic journal articles (subscription required)
  • The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research links to several free medical journals from one convenient place.
  • PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Online Library Catalog:

Click HERE to search our online Catalog of holdings!