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Find answers to your questions, resources, and support for those serving as Reading Room librarians.
Thank you for your service in your local Christian Science Reading Room. These pages are designed to help you find answers to questions related to your work. They will be updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark the page and come back often.
Reading Rooms offer church members, newcomers, and all honest seekers a welcoming place to find spiritual nourishment, comfort, and healing during the week. They are an essential element of branch church activity that reaches human consciousness with the joyful message of practical, scientific Christianity. Everyone seeking Truth may find answers through the products available in a Reading Room, including the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
As Mary Baker Eddy writes in Miscellaneous Writings, “Pure Mind gives out an atmosphere that heals and saves.” (260:25-26)
Reading Rooms are stocked with literature authorized and sold by the Christian Science Publishing Society, including the complete writings of Mary Baker Eddy. This literature includes:
Reading Room visitors will also find friendly staff members who are happy to answer questions and quiet areas to read, study, and pray. Some Reading Rooms host events that may include reading the Christian Science Bible Lesson, listening to audio programming from the Publishing Society, and reading from the Bible or other Bible study.
Reading Rooms receive a monthly billing statement that will list all activity for the month, including product and continuity orders, payments, and credits. The account number on the statement is the billing account number and should be the only account number used to place orders or submit payments. (When submitting a check for payment, please include your account number on the check.)
Monthly billing statements are pulled the first Monday following the 20th of each month and are mailed the following week. Statements are usually received the first week of the following month for the US and the second week of the following month internationally. This time frame could vary depending on Postal conditions at the time the statements are mailed. If you don’t receive your statement by the 15th of the following month, please do let us know. Should you have any questions about your account, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us at 1-800-877-8400 US/Can (+1-515-362-7463) International) or CSRRcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com.
The “All Things Reading Room” Google Group is a great way for Reading Rooms to communicate with each other on a variety of topics including inspiration, inventory, and serving the community. This is a private group to protect the members and their conversations, so first-time visitors will need to apply to join. Permission will be granted shortly after the request is received.
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