Reading Room

While our local Christian Science Reading Room is closed until further notice, we invite you to join The Mother Church Reading Room in daily discussions at 2p ET.


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Information for when we re-open:

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11a - 3p; Closed on some US holidays

612 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Park on the west side of the building in the spots marked "reserved" and access through the front doors.

Access The Mother Church Reading Room events page here. There are

Daily events at 2 p.m. — online and over the phone

Here is how you can join by phone or computer for our online events.  


By phone:


  1. Dial (855) 880-1246

  2. When asked enter this meeting ID: 221 970 9670#

  3. When asked to enter your participant ID, press: #



Using Zoom's teleconference software with a computer or smartphone:


  1. Download the free software here.

  2. Set it up by following these directions.

  3. To join an event, open the software and enter the meeting ID: 221 970 9670

  4. You can also click on this link:

What is a Christian Science Reading Room?

  • It IS a library for self-directed Bible study, including computer-based research
  • IS a public place to bring your lunch, read, study & pray independently
  • IS a store to purchase Bibles, Bible reference books, children's Bible stories & more
  • IS the only spot in Chattanooga to buy a seven-time Pulitzer prize winning global weekly news magazine (
  • IS a place to read & purchase Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (the Christian Science textbook)
  • Is NOT about converting or preaching
  • Is NOT about psychics, mysticism, or cults
  • Is NOT about debating or arguing
  • Is NOT a private membership club
First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist

612 McCallie Ave.

Christian Science Reading Room
Christian Science Reading Room

open M-Th 11a-3p

Meet our Pastor
Meet our Pastor

Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy

Sing unto God
Sing unto God


conversation area
conversation area

in lobby

books for sale
books for sale

biographies and children's books

books and pamphlets for sale
books and pamphlets for sale

writings by Mary Baker Eddy and cards

librarian's desk
librarian's desk

Bibles for sale

computer station
computer station

Christian Science Monitor and Bible reference tools online