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
Monday, March 21, 2016 till Monday, October 31, 2016 8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Borrow seeds for your garden through our partnership with NBCHG. Please click on the title for more information.
Monday, May 2, 2016 till Monday, August 29, 2016 10:00  a.m. - 11:45  p.m.
Enjoy a cup of coffee on us each Monday morning to ease you into the week.
Knifty Knitters: Sundays at 1:30pm
Monday, May 2, 2016 till Friday, December 30, 2016 1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join our drop in knitting group. All are welcome!
Mayworks in the Gallery for May!
Monday, May 2, 2016 till Tuesday, May 31, 2016 during library open hours
Come see the Mayworks Art display in our Art Gallery. Displayed throughout the month of May.
Monday, May 2, 2016 till Friday, May 27, 2016 12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.
Come practice your conversational English at the library.
Spanish Table on Thursdays
Monday, May 2, 2016 till Friday, May 27, 2016 7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join our Spanish table to practice your conversational Spanish.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 till Wednesday, July 20, 2016 during library open hours
The Friends of the Fredericton Public Library invite you to support your local libraries in the annual Adopt-A-Book campaign. Please click on the title for more information.
Family Concert with the Saint John String Quartet
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
Hear the soothing harmony of violin, viola and cello! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 till Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Why read alone when you can read with a buddy? Reading Buddies fosters a positive relationship with books and reading in a supportive, no-pressure environment.
Car Seat Workshop
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join certified car seat technician, Kelly Stainforth, to learn about car seat installation and safety.
Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Head of Young Adult and Adult Services - Jessica Larocque
Head of Children’s Services - Nancy Edgar
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 thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.
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!
- 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.
Our Special Collections include:
- A reference-archival collection
- The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
- The Don Walker military collection
- 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:
Accessible Collections & Services
The library offers :
- Audiobooks on CD & Playaway
- Large print books
- Described videos
- Braille and print/Braille
- DAISY CDs (Talking Books)
- E-text, E-audio, E-braille
- Access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) & Bookshare
- Access to the Service québécois du livre adapté (SQLA) (French only)
- Adaptive Computer Workstations and CCTV Units
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.