Reading Room

Trust God to direct your steps.  Accept my counsel and teachings only as they include the spirit and the letter of the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the teachings and example of Christ Jesus.

–Mary Baker Eddy

If you are looking for a quiet place to study and pray or to learn more about Christian Science, please visit our Reading Room. The entrance is on the left side of our church at 1307 Walnut Street, Alameda. Hours are 12 noon–4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday. The Reading Room is staffed by church members.

Among the resources you will find at the Reading Room are the weekly Bible Lesson, various translations of the Bible, writings by Mary Baker Eddy, periodicals including The Christian Science Monitor, and other authorized Christian Science literature. In addition, we keep bound volumes of articles on Christian Science and testimonies of healing representing over 100 years in our church history. Resources may be borrowed or purchased. The Reading Room attendant welcomes your questions.

For parents with small children who would like some quiet time to study in our Reading Room, we offer childcare for two hours on the first Monday of each month, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, beginning in March. Please contact the Librarian, Marsha Fogarty, at least one week in advance of your visit so that we can be prepared with sufficient staffing. She can be reached by phone at (510) 522-2930 or by email at

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