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

    Located in Fredericton's historic Military Compound, the library is at the foot of Carleton Street across from the Carleton Street Armouries. The library boasts a wonderful view of the Saint John River.
    Fredericton Public Library
    Free Wi-Fi wireless internet available at this library

    Library Closure
    Please note that the Fredericton Public Library will be closed from Monday, March 17 to Saturday, May 10th to allow for the second phase of renovations to the library.

    The library will re-open on Monday, May 12th.

    Thank you for your understanding and support!

    Closure: Good Friday
    All public libraries will be closed on Friday April 18, 2014. Bookmobile services will also be suspended.

    Fall/Winter/Spring Hours:
    This schedule starts on the second Monday in September.
    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.
    Summer Hours:
    This schedule starts on the third Monday in June.
    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.

    Activities and events
    There are no listed activities or events for the Fredericton Public Library. Contact us for more information.
    Other upcoming activities and events at the Fredericton Public Library
    Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries and bookmobiles

    Acting Library Director - Elvira Embser-Herbert
    Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
    Children's Librarian - Nancy Edgar
    Young Adult and Adult Services Coordinator - Leslie Cockburn
    Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons

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

    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. 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 publications or browse the Virtual Reference Library.

    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 E-Resources and our Virtual Reference Library...

    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 or give us a call to make a request and we’ll deliver your selections to the most convenient library for you.

    Our friendly and knowledgeable staff provides quality services and programs. Drop in… the library belongs to everyone!

    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 and bookmobiles 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.

    Our Special Collections include:

    • A reference-archival collection
    • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
    • The Don Walker military collection

    Our History:

    • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, which was renovated in 1991.
    • 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.

    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. For more information about the structure and mandate of the public library system go to the About Us section.

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