Christian Science Jointly Maintained Reading Room, Los Angeles


We are well located in the beautiful Westin Bonaventure Hotel.  Restaurants, banks, public attractions surround the building. 


Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 602A
Los Angeles, CA  90071
(corner of 5th street)
Mailing Address: 
P. O. Box 712698
Los Angeles, CA  90071-7698



Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Mass transportation and
discounted parking is
available in the area.

Jointly Maintained Christian Science Reading Rooms were established as early as 1936.  They are located wherever the public can have access to Christian Science literature for purchase and reading. Many are located at airports.  In the Los Angeles community, we are located in the beautiful Bonaventure Hotel where people from all over the world can have a place to study and pray in a quiet atmosphere.  

Christian Science was founded by  Mary Baker Eddy in 1866 and Christian Scientists rely on spiritual healing to comfort and bless. However, the denomination is not doctrinal and its adherents may choose any treatment for healing that they feel is best for them.


Immediate Opening – Assistant Librarian

We are looking for an Assistant Librarian. The position includes some regular reading room duties: marking a set of books and window displaying. The position is part-time and pays $10/hr. We need Fridays always to be covered. The Reading Room is open Mondays through Fridays, 9am-4pm.  If possible, the Assistant Librarian would also fill in during vacation and time off for the Librarian.

Qualifications.  You must be a class-taught Christian Scientist and be a member in good standing of a branch church and The Mother Church. The transportation by car is reimbursed at $7/day. The parking lots vary from 2 to 4 blocks away.  The Metro station stop is 7th Street, 2 blocks away, and a Commuter Express Bus lets you off at the corner of the hotel. We are in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and we have people from all over the world coming in – there are many religions and many accents.  It’s actually fun in that way.  Many people come in for the first time who have never heard of CS. Some are already Christian Scientists and work in the area. 

Lovely area in Downtown Los Angeles. The Reading Room has a great location, a financial and business district: many businesses, banks, law firms, the court house; the Ketchum YMCA is next door and so is the World Trade Center. We are positioned right at an exit/entrance.  Many people walk by and stop in. Our sales have doubled since last year. There are lots of restaurants within the hotel and in the surrounding area. You can purchase lunch in the cafeteria for $5.

Contact: Jacquelyn Reid, Librarian
Phone: 213-928-0920   


Reading Room volunteers are also needed. More Information