Opening Hours and Catalogue

Opening Hours

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.


Library catalogue


On July 29, the library will be closed by 1 pm.

The library will remain closed from August, 25 to September, 2.



Sandra Sparber │ │ T: +43-1- 319 15 96-19 │ F: +43-1- 317 02 79

Library materials may only be used on the premises, but there is possibility to borrow books

The Library of the Sigmund Freud Foundation collects literature on Sigmund Freud and on the theory, technique and history of psychoanalysis. Its inventory includes Sigmund Freud's works in first editions as well as German and international complete editions. A complete collection of Freud's pre-analytic works, which are not included in the Gesammelte Werke or Standard Edition, is also available – some of them in the form of original offprints with signed dedications by the author. Books from Freud's private library, which have been acquired through donations or purchases, are also to be found in the collection.

The library also offers a complete collection of the publications issued by the International Psychoanalytic Press (Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag), founded by Sigmund Freud, as well as numerous publications by early psychoanalysts from the discipline's diverse schools. Finally, the library also focuses on works that form links between psychoanalysis and other disciplines such as literary criticism, cultural studies, gender studies, film theory, art history and musicology.

With an inventory of more then 35,000 volumes, the Library of the Sigmund Freud Foundation is the largest European library devoted to psychoanalysis.