International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich

ISAP Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: If the library doesn’t own a particular book, would you order it?

A: If it fits with the needs of the ISAP community and our budget, we will be delighted to order it for the library and then reserve it for you to borrow.

Q: There’s a document in an archive in another institution that I would like to read. Can you get it for me?

A: We are happy to try to get any relevant document to add to our collection for you to use.

Q: I am an ISAP student or analyst, and I live outside Zurich and can only come into the city during off-hours. Could I still borrow from the library somehow?

A: Please email us with special requests at [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Q: Could you tell me whether you have a particular thesis in the ISAP library?

A: Email us at [email protected] to inquire, or look the thesis up by title or author in our online catalogue

Q: You have a thesis in your library that I would like to see, but I am not a member of your library and live outside of Switzerland. Could you send me a copy?

A: Email us at [email protected] to inquire whether that thesis can be shared.

Q: Do you have Jungian journals in your library?

A: Yes, please see our Journals page.

Q: Can I access e-journals from home?

A: Unfortunately, we cannot currently offer that service, or only in a very limited fashion. However, you can access the full-text online versions of some journals when you are anywhere in ISAP, using the ISAP wifi. Please see our Journals page for the list of online Journals.

Q: Do you have any access to other journals besides what the ISAP library owns?

A: We provide access to some services to obtain journal articles. Please email us for more details at [email protected]

Q: Does the library have an archive of precious Jung-related materials?

A: We have a few things that we consider to be worth preserving and protecting. Feel free to come by the library and ask to view these items.

Q: Can I join the library if I am not an ISAP analyst or student?

A: Yes. We are a public library, and anyone can join. Please see our User Guide for more information.

Q: Is the library open between semesters and over Christmas and summer breaks?

A: The library is completely closed for 3 weeks at Christmas and in the summer break and then has reduced hours outside of that. See the Opening Hours page for more information, and please be aware that you may email us at any time to ask to arrange a visit outside of posted hours.

Q: Does the library have an archive of symbol papers that students can look at?

A: Sorry, no; there is no archive and officially there is no plan to establish one.

Q: Do you have a collection of images that I could use to illustrate my thesis or symbol paper?

A: Yes. The Birgit Littmann Brunner Picture Collection, available in the library, has 4200 images in 14 different categories. We also maintain a bibliography of books with useful, good-quality images, that are available in the library.

Q: How many books may I have checked out at once?

A: Students and analysts may have up to 99 books! External users may have 3.