Gisela Recke-Erkelenz, lic. phil.I

C.G. Jung founded the Psychology Club Zurich in 1916. During the past 100 years a specialist library of Jungian literature and a comprehensive archive have been developed. The library now comprises over 7000 volumes, including literature on psychoanalysis, Jungian analytical psychology (both original and secondary sources), folk tales and myths, alchemy, the history of religion, biographies, lexica and periodicals: Jungiana and Eranos. In the past five years these works have been digitalised and are now more easily accessible. During the digitalisation process the library was closed.

The library offers a quiet place to work and study, with photocopier and Internet access. If you wish to hear recordings of previous lectures, this can be arranged in advance.

You are warmly invited to read, research and engage in discussion in this place. Ideas for the future development of the library and for new acquisitions are gladly received. We hope that the library will become a lively meeting point for all its users.

Bibliothek des Psychologischen Clubs Zürich
Gemeindestrasse 27
8032 Zürich
+41 (0)44 251 86 20
Gisela Recke-Erkelenz, Leiterin der Bibliothekskommission

Office hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 1 – 4 pm
The library is closed in July and August and from mid-December to mid-January.
(It is recommended that you telephone or send an email before visiting to confirm that the library is open).

Library Rules

Index of titles Suchfunktion: PC > Ctrl + f / Mac > cmd + f

Psychoanalyse, Analytische Psychologie,
Jungsche Psychologie
Index of authors Sign A (PDF)
- Mythologie, Religionsgeschichte, Symbolgeschichte,
Philosophie, Kulturgeschichte, Kunst, Märchenforschung
Index of authors Sign B (PDF)


Recommendations of the Library Commission

German books see German Website


C.G. Jung und Erich Neumann:
Turbulent times, creative minds: Erich Neumann and C.G. Jung in relationship (1933-1960)

Chiron Publications

With the publication of the correspondence between C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann, the major contributions made by Neumann are coming back into focus and assuming new prominence in analytical psychology. The articles in this volume offer reflections on the creative relationship between Jung and Neumann and possible extensions of their work for the future.


Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (Editor):
The Art of C.G. Jung

W.W. Norton & Company

The essays collected here present previously unpublished artistic work and address a remarkably broad spectrum of artistic accomplishment. Tracing the evolution of Jung’s visual efforts from early childhood to adult life while illuminating the close relation of Jung’s lived experience to his scientific and creative endeavours, this book offers a diverse exhibition of Jung’s engagement with visual art as maker, collector and analyst.


Barbara Hannah:
The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women, Vols. 1 and 2

Chiron Publications

Barbara Hannah tackled the theme of the animus with a comprehensiveness unsurpassed in Jungian literature. Her insight and vigour stem directly from personally grappling with her own animus while integrating the experience and reflections of psychotherapists working directly with C.G. Jung. The essays presented here were gleaned from her handwritten notes, typed manuscripts, previously published articles and lectures.


Catrine Clay:
Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

William Collins Books

Labyrinths tells the story of Emma and Carl’s unconventional marriage, which included a ménage à trois with a former patient, Toni Wolff, that lasted some thirty years. At the centre of this gripping book is a resourceful woman, long overshadowed by her famous husband, who became a noted analyst in her own right, and the inside story of the foundations of the psychoanalytic movement.

Extended selection

FELLOWS, Andrew, Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene, Routledge, London and New York 2019.

HANNAH, Barbara, Encounters with the Soul: Active Imagination as Developed by C.G. Jung, Chiron Publications, Asheville, North Carolina 2015.

HEALY, Nan Savage, Toni Wolff & C.G. Jung: A Collaboration, Tiberius Press, Los Angeles 2017.

JUNG, C.G., History of Modern Psychology: Lectures Delivered at ETH Zürich, Volume 1, 1933-1934, (Ed.: Ernst Falzeder), Philemon Series, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford 2019.

JUNG, C.G., The Red Book: A Reader’s Edition, (Ed. and Introduction: Sonu Shamdasani, Preface: Ulrich Hoerni), W.W. Norton, New York 2009.

MARLAN, Stanton, The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness, Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2005.

SCHWEIZER, Andreas, The Fierce Dance of the Goddess - Dissolution, Chaos and Renewal, Guild of Pastoral Psychology, King’s Lynn 2015.

SCHWEIZER, Andreas, SCHWEIZER-VÜLLERS, Regina (Eds.), Stone by Stone: Reflections on the Psychology of C.G. Jung, Daimon, Einsiedeln 2017.

SHAMDASANI, Sonu, C.G. Jung: A Biography in Books, Norton, New York 2012.





Gisela Recke-Erkelenz, lic. phil.I

The Club has maintained archives since its foundation, enabling us to trace the 100-year history of the Club, beginning with the founding charter. Minutes of past board meetings yield glimpses of the times in which they were recorded; annual reports, details concerning persons, together with past and current lectures, all testify to a rich and vigorous intellectual world.

Many lecturers entrusted their manuscripts to the Club, and the recording of lectures began in the 1970s. 450 sound recordings were reviewed and archived in the course of the digitalisation project. Documents have been committed to microfilm to preserve them. The archives are accorded recognition by the Swiss cultural heritage protection authority (Schweizerische Kulturgüterschutz) as an object of regional significance. Today all documents can be retrieved both by author and by title. Many items can be consulted in the form of sound recordings in the library, or viewed in manuscript form.

Digitalisation has made it easier for us to assist with research questions from inland and overseas. We regularly receive enquiries relating to research subjects and individual persons. A notable example in recent years was the research of Sonu Shamdasani, who discovered important information in the archives while preparing the publication of C.G. Jung’s The Red Book. Marianne Jehle-Wildberger drew on documents from the archives for her publication of Jung’s correspondence with the theologian Adolf Keller. Similarly, Imelda Gaudissard found material for her book on Emma Jung. At the beginning of the 1990s, Magnus Ljunggren was conducting research on Emil Medtner, a German-Russian Club member who was the brother of composer Nikolai Medtner. The librarian located a picture of Emil Medtner among drawings and caricatures relating to the Club’s 1936 jubilee; this picture was then reproduced in Ljunggren’s book. Emil Medtner was an active founder-member of the Club until his death in 1936. He commenced a Russian language edition of Jung’s works, which came to a halt with his death. Together with Toni Wolff he delivered a multipart lecture on Goethe, which is still preserved. This example shows how the wealth of interwoven sources concerning themes and persons from Club history continue to be of significant interest for research purposes.

Our librarians assist in making archive sources available for consultation. An official request should be made in advance, and will be dealt with by the board.