bpf online library catalogue
Please click below to access the bpf online library cataloguesearch catalogue
In addition to the bpf library all bpf members, trainees and staff can use the libraries that belong to the PLUG library cooperative. Just email the librarian first. This is for reference use only.
PLUG library cooperative:
- Anna Freud
contact the librarians
Andrew Russell & Polly Mortimer
Andrew works on Tuesdays remotely and on Fridays at the bpf house 10:00-17:00, and Polly (consultant) is in the library on Fridays 11:30-17:00.
e-mail: [email protected]
telephone: 020 8452 9823
frequently asked questions
We are on the first floor overlooking Mapesbury Road. Part of the collection (secondary sources) is in the library and part in the committee room opposite (primary sources and the John Padel Collection).
We can help in any way possible – the catalogue can be searched online, http://b10315uk.eos-intl.eu/B10315UK/, we can handpick books as requested and leave them in an appointed place downstairs, and we can talk to individual members or students about their particular requirements. There is also Zoom or WhatsApp for inductions. We can also send books on request.
6 books for 8 weeks, and renewable by entering your email address in the SIGN IN part of the EOS library catalogue and following instructions. All books in the library are available to borrow. There is no reference section. Please return the books to the box as marked by the library door.
Yes – please email or phone to make an appointment to be shown round.
Andrew (librarian) works on Tuesdays (remotely) and Fridays 10-5. Polly (consultant) is in on Fridays (11-4.30) . Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 020 8452 9823.
Just sign it out on the sheet provided by the library door – entering the barcode (from the back of the book) and your details as indicated.
Just email us or phone us straight away and we will put it right.
We will take recently published books only, as our shelves are at capacity. OXFAM Books will take donations, which go to a very good cause.
Not as such, but we are happy to take ideas and suggestions by email.
Please contact us if you’d like one, or/and an intro to e-resources.
In the committee room, opposite the library.
We have journal subscriptions for Infant Observation, International journal of Jungian studies, Journal of Child Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, BJP , Infant Mental Health Journal and Journal of Analytic Psychology.
Either visit the British Library, free to join, http://www.bl.uk/ or you can go as a student to the Tavistock (it costs £10 per day) .
bpf www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk is also a member of PLUG (Psychotherapy Libraries Umbrella Group) and we have reciprocal reference rights with these organisations below. All their catalogues are free to browse online. Just email the librarian beforehand if you want to visit.
Institute of Psychoanalysis
Institute of Group Analysis
Society of Analytical Psychology
The Anna Freud Centre
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Westminster Pastoral Foundation
We also belong to CHILL library group, and PLCS (Psychiatric Libraries Co Operative System) – a NHS journal sharing scheme. Just email us any citations of wanted articles that you cannot find elsewhere, and we hopefully will find them for you.