The Reading Room

The Reading Room is open from 12.00 noon until 3.00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is also open from 6.30pm to 7.15 on Wednesdays.

There are two main areas. In the reception area, the Librarian is pleased to talk with visitors enquiring about Christian Science. Here there are books, CDs and other items for sale including current Christian Science periodicals and the weekly Christian Science Monitor. There is also a small, free lending library.

There is also a study room or 'quiet room'. The current Bible Lesson-Sermon is available to read in multiple formats, including marked citations in the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, booklet and computer formats. Audio is available through a wireless headset. The book stock includes translations of the Bible, together with authoritative concordances and other study material. There are biographies on Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel, both current and archived, are there.

A computer provides access to Christian Science websites such as and others listed on the Useful links page of our website.