Reading Room

Each Church of Christ, Scientist operates a “Reading Room” that is open to the public as a community bookstore where visitors can explore healing through prayer.  It’s a place for self-guided learning, with librarians on hand to answer questions and assist with resources.  You’re invited to browse, research, study, and enjoy a peaceful place to read or pray.  No attempts are made to convert or persuade visitors.

Hours are 10 AM to 1 PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Some of the resources available to you:

  • Weekly Bible lesson-sermons
  • Bible research materials
  • Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the textbook on Christian Science, by Mary Baker Eddy
  • Periodicals containing testimonies of present-day Christian healing
  • Access to online and print editions of The Christian Science Monitor, a weekly news magazine (
  • Children’s books and other materials for parents
  • Access to audio lectures, podcasts, and testimonies of healing
  • Comprehensive computer resources to learn about Christian Science (

Want to know more about Christian Science Reading Rooms? Watch this video for a quick preview.

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbus
 Phone:  (614) 263-1944        Reading Room: (614) 263-3442       (Directions)