C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Max and Lore Zeller Library

Contact Information

10349 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 12–5 pm
Mrs. Nancy Forbes
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C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Max and Lore Zeller Library

C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Max and Lore Zeller Library
10349 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90064

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Public fee amount
$50/year or $25/half-year library membership.
Catalog System
A unusual system developed by the Kristine Mann Library and the New York Analytical Psychology Club, stored on InMagic. Uncataloged materials are simply stored for future processing.
Access procedures

As a private-member library, we are accessible to local residents for a membership fee of $50 per year or $25 for half a year, and a credit card number held as security against unpaid bills and loss. Overdues are charged at the rate of $.25 per day or a renewal fee. Lost items are billed at the current cost of replacing and processing.


Archive / Collection information

The Max and Lore Zeller Library provides a specialized collection (including rare books) of over 6,500 volumes on Jungian psychology and related subjects: sandplay therapy, general psychology, anthropology, mythology, religion, alchemy, art and symbolism. The extensive book collection, 800 audio CDs, videotapes and DVDs, and 16 journals are available to the analytic community and the general public through an affordable membership fee. Library membership provides onsite access to the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS). Drawing upon C.G. Jung’s work on the archetype and the collective unconscious, ARAS is a pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history. The archive contains over 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image that serves to place it in its unique historical, cultural, and geographical setting. The ARAS commentaries honor both the universal patterns and specific cultural context associated with each image. The librarian is available to help steer readers toward their particular interests.