The Betty Golde Smith Library

David Bachman, Librarian


  • Search the Library’s Catalog of over 4,500 books, click HERE
  • Access the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) database of dozens of psychoanalytic journals (personal password required for remote access), click HERE
  • Peruse a listing of Current Psychoanalytic Journal articles that may be of interest, click HERE


The Library is open to the general public. It is located in the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute at 8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124. Library hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with Librarian on duty Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   We invite all to drop in and take advantage of this unique community resource.



For more information call 314-361-7075 x 324 or email


An integral part of the Institute and its programs, the Betty Golde Smith Library provides a collaborative and welcoming space for Faculty, Candidates, students and interested members of the surrounding academic, professional and lay communities to conduct research and read for current awareness.

Donors of the Institute have access to additional services including borrowing privileges, reference assistance, notification of new journal articles, and inter-library loans.


When you visit the Betty Golde Smith Memorial Library with a computer or other smart device, you may use the following links to access full text current journal articles, at no cost to you.

Contemporary Psychoanalysis
International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP)
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies
Journal of Child Psychotherapy
Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)
Psychoanalysis, Self and Context
Psychoanalytic Dialogues
Psychoanalytic Inquiry
Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Psychoanalytic Review
The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
Psychodynamic Psychiatry
Studies in Gender and Sexuality

See also: The American Psychoanalyst (TAP), the quarterly magazine of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Many of these titles are also available in print, along with other journals, including  Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy,  The Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis and holdings of other significant journals such as the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.

While visiting the Library, users may access PEP Web.  This database provides full-text access to the archives of all the journals listed above and dozens of others.  For current issues of journals available via PEP Web (the most recent 3-5 years), visitors may consult our online subscriptions or print collection.

The Institute’s own Podcast Channel is available on iTunes and on this website.  From Psychoanalytic Perspectives, to topical Lectures, to movie analyses and Shakespeare commentaries, you can click HERE to listen to the full repertoire.

Lectures and other presentations on a wide array of topics are also available to watch on our YouTube Channel — click HERE.

Perspectives logoWritten by St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute faculty members, this publication offers viewpoints in the fields of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – as they apply to everyday life, to psychoanalytic training, to the arts, and more:

* The Art of Aging
* The Barber of Seville
* Children & Peril
* Dynamics of Shame
* Empathy
* Intergenerational Conflict in Family Business
* Passion and Pain in Parenting Adolescents
* Psychoanalysis and the Dramatic Arts
* Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
* Psychodynamic Supervision of Psychotherapy
* Self Psychology
* Understanding Depression
*The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living
*Welcome the New Driver


“Libraries are to psychoanalytic research what high-speed particle accelerators are to experimental physics, and in St. Louis we have one of the finest.”   — Irwin C. Rosen, PhD




The Betty Golde Smith Library was established in 1957 and is one of the top psychoanalytic libraries in the country and is the only up-to-date resource for psychoanalytic materials in St. Louis.

The Betty Golde Smith Library is part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) coordinated by the National Library of Medicine. It is one of the 400 member medical libraries of the MidContinental Region of the network that includes Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

The NN/LM is a network of health science libraries and information centers throughout the United States. The NN/LM provides health care professionals and the public equal access to health care information resources.


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