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Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Spanish Table
Thursday, January  4, 2018  till Thursday, June  28, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, January  7, 2018  till Sunday, June  24, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome!


Library Café
Monday, January  8, 2018  till Monday, June  25, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Monday
Monday, January  8, 2018  till Monday, June  25, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Seed Library
Thursday, March  29, 2018  till Friday, August  31, 2018  during library open hours
Borrow seeds from the FPL Seed Library in the spring, grow plants, harvest the seeds and return them to the library in the fall. Click title for more information.


Creative Corner
Tuesday, May  1, 2018  till Monday, December  31, 2018  during library open hours
Starting in May, everyone is welcome in the Creative Corner to colour a page, add a puzzle piece, do a crossword or word search. Click title for more information.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, May  2, 2018  till Wednesday, May  30, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Hub from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Tower Garden
Wednesday, May  23, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us in the Hub on May 23rd from 7:00pm until 8:00pm for a presentation on the Tower Garden. Click title for more information.


Word Feast - RM Vaughan & Jasmina Odor
Thursday, May  24, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join Authors RM Vaughan & Jasmina Odor on May 24th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm for an author reading. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, May  25, 2018  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on May 25th at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Author Reading - Louise J. Goddard
Saturday, May  26, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Join Canadian Author Louise J. Goddard on May 26th at 2:30pm for a discussion of her book "Confidence Matters". Click title for more information.


Death Café
Monday, May  28, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join the Death Café on May 28th at 2:00pm to talk about death, grief and other related subjects. Click on the title for more information.


Guest Librarian - Margaret Langille
Wednesday, May  30, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us on May 30th from 6:00pm until 7:00pm for a presentation on healthy eating with dietitian Margaret Langille. Click title for more information.


Get to Know Your Library - Rosetta Stone
Thursday, May  31, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on May 31st from 2:00pm until 3:00pm for a presentation on Rosetta Stone. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, June  3, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on June 3rd from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Books will be available in May. Click title for more information.


CNIB Coffee & Chat
Thursday, June  7, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join CNIB volunteers and participants with vision loss on June 7th from 1:30pm until 3:00pm for coffee and a chat. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, June  8, 2018  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on June 8th at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, June  13, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on June 13th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss “In Search of April Raintree” by Beatrice Mosionier. Books will be available in May. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Friday morning
Friday, June  22, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on June 22nd from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick. Books will be available in May. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, June  22, 2018  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on June 22nd at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, June  26, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on June 26th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Son of a Trickster" by Eden Robinson. Books will be available in May. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, July  1, 2018  till Sunday, December  23, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome!


Library Café
Monday, July  2, 2018  till Monday, December  31, 2018  10:15  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, July  8, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on July 8 from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "March" by John Lewis. Books will be available in June. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, July  18, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on July 18th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "Annabel" by Kathleen Winter. Books will be available in June. Click title for more information.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons
Acting Circulation Supervisor - Josiane Jolin


Parking

There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays and Sundays.


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We are the capital city’s main public library.
  • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries in the region.
  • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
  • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

Our Special Collections include:

  • A reference-archival collection
  • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
  • The Don Walker military collection
  • • The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library is the first of its kind in New Brunswick, and also the first in Atlantic Canada. With generous support from Sun Life Financial through their Making the Arts More Accessible™ program, Fredericton Public Library is offering a collection of musical instruments. Guitars, ukuleles, violins, and keyboards are just a few of the types of instruments that can be borrowed for free with a New Brunswick Public Libraries card.

Our History:

  • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
  • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.