The Austen Fox Riggs Library and Archives is an invaluable resource for Austen Riggs staff members, scholars, and mental health professionals. The hospital library houses over 18,000 items, including books, journals, special collections, and archives. The journal collection includes full runs of psychiatry and psychoanalytic journals, and a selection of journals in social work. The monograph section is a comprehensive assembly of the history and current study of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, and reflects the research and clinical interests of the Riggs staff since 1919.
As one of the largest dedicated psychoanalytic libraries in the United States, the library provides the international, national, and local communities with access to unique materials. In addition, the special collections and archives house unique materials in the history of the Austen Riggs Center and the history of mental health. The Austen Riggs Center Archives reflect our more than 100-year history of providing evidence-based mental health care. We are actively collecting archival materials related to the Center and the history of psychoanalysis.