Mentor assign books for each session. They will be mailed to students in time for the next session. Many of the readings are on the internet, and all students should be online. In addition to accessing those readings from the Institute’s website, students can participate in ongoing discussion with their classes and mentors through email.
A valuable collection of literature concerning religion and philsophy is available to Institute students and faculty through the gneroisty of the Joseph L. Blau family. Now housed within the Institute Library at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York, these materials can be accessed via OCLC indexing and interlirary loan. Blau, a former member of the Institute faculty, was professor of religion at Columbia University and a leader in the American Ethical Union, whose library was given to the Institute at his death. The Robert B. Tapp library, focusing on parative religion and sociology of religion, is also housed at the Center.
Humanism Today is published by the faculty of the Institute. Each volume of Humanism Today contains papers derived from the faculty collquia discussion on current Humanist issues.