Research & Reference Services provides answers to questions about Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science movement.

We welcome questions on a variety of topics, including these:

  • Mary Baker Eddy
  • The history of the Christian Science movement
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections
  • Scheduling Research Room visits
  • Conducting on-site archival research
  • Reprints from The Christian Science Monitor

Before contacting us, you may wish to see if your question has already been answered in one of our many online research articles. Due to the heavy volume of inquiries, we may take up to eight weeks to respond to a question, although in many cases we are able to reply sooner. Please let us know if you have a time-sensitive deadline—we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

There is no charge for our research services, beyond applicable copy costs.

You can send research requests by emailing [email protected], calling 617-450-7218, or using this online form: