Frederic Kapp Memorial Library

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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]) - (513)961-8886

The librarian is available Monday through Friday for limited hours. As our library is also used for classes and meetings, please call in advance to make sure the library will be open when you are planning to stop by. 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.


  • APsaA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Reading List
  • 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.