Visiting Research & Reference Services

Research & Reference Services is located on the 4th floor of the Library, and is open Tuesday–Friday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the first Saturday of February,  May, August, and November. Research & Reference Services provides access to original materials that document the life of Mary Baker Eddy and the church that she founded. The collections include letters, manuscripts, organizational records, photographs, artifacts, books, periodicals, audiovisuals, and other materials available for in-depth research. You can call our research line at 617-450-7218 or email research questions to our staff using this form.

Before Your Visit:

  • Browse our history blog and research area for articles on our most frequently asked queries.
  • Fill out your Research Application in advance.
  • Please note: our Massachusetts Avenue entrance will be closed through May 30. Please use the Christian Science Plaza entrance. A Visitor Services Associate in the lobby will provide you a badge for fourth floor access.

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