Welcome to our Christian Science Reading Room!
This is a place where lives can be changed. Similar to a library or bookstore, our Reading Room offers a place to read, pray, and get inspired. It’s a space where many have been healed by studying the lessons of the Bible and nurturing a connection with God.
In this video, visitors to the Christian Science Reading Room share how it has made a difference in their lives and what their experiences have been.
Location / Hours
Our Reading Room is located adjacent to the main church edifice on South La Canada in Green Valley. It is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and immediately after the church service on Sunday mornings.
Summer hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 – 1. Please call 520-625-2776 to confirm.
On Fridays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm we host a Bible Study group that discusses topics from the week’s Bible Lesson. All are invited to attend!
We have a limited collection of literature and audio CDs which may be borrowed from the Reading Room for members to take home and enjoy, then return to the Reading Room at their convenience. Visitors may check with the librarian on duty about the materials available for borrowing.
Our Reading Room is equipped with a computer that is available for visitors to conduct Internet research about Christian Science, access many Christian Science-related websites and periodic audio and video chats from Christian Science practitioners and lecturers around the world.
We offer full subscriber access to JSH Online where you can see all publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society. You can also hear the Audio Chats from the past as well as the present.
The newest Concord (a Bible study tool) is available for you to use and try out.
Books and CDs
Our Reading Room is stocked with an inventory of Christian Science literature from the Christian Science Publishing Society. These include our textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, all of her other works, plus several biographical sketches of Mrs. Eddy’s life. There are also copies of the Christian Science Monitor, the award-winning international newspaper; the Christian Science Journal, a monthly publication; and the weekly Christian Science Sentinel – with archives of these that go back 100 years.
Also, the Herald of Christian Science, a publication written in languages other than English, is available in Spanish. There is also a Spanish version of Science and Health available for study. We also sell copies of the King James Version of the Bible. We have many resources for reading and study, and a quiet, welcoming environment for visitors to stay, read, study and pray.
For children, there is also a collection of children’s books and activities available to teach the younger set about the Bible and some favorite characters and stories from the Scriptures.
There is a vibrant collection of audio CDs of the Sentinel Radio program, music and books available for visitors’ listening pleasure, with a CD player available. There are also videotapes and DVDs of Christian Science events and documentary programs available for viewing on a television in the Reading Room or taken home for private viewing. Please check with the librarian on duty for availability of these items.