New Brunswick Public Libraries

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

Library Café
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 11:30  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 Mondays
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 2017  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.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, January  3, 2017  till Tuesday, June  27, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club


Makerhours (Thursday evening)
Thursday, January  5, 2017  till Thursday, June  29, 2017  5:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Thursday evenings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn. Our Makerspace provides free equipment and a work area for everyone.


Makerhours (Saturday)
Saturday, January  7, 2017  till Saturday, June  24, 2017  10:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Saturdays. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Makerhours (Sunday morning)
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Sunday mornings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 2017  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!


French Discussion Group
Sunday, February  12, 2017  till Sunday, May  28, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group every Sunday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Registration is required. Click on the title for more information.


Seed Library
Tuesday, March  14, 2017  till Sunday, October  1, 2017  during library open hours
Get growing with seeds from our seed library! Click on the title for more information.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, May  3, 2017  till Wednesday, May  31, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Makerspace from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Teen Yoga
Sunday, May  7, 2017  till Sunday, June  4, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join yoga instructor Bethany Baines on Sunday afternoon starting May 7th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm for a Yoga Workshop for teens. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Makerspace Craft - Woven Bracelet
Sunday, May  28, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00am for a special craft in our Makerspace. Click title for more information.


Game Night
Wednesday, May  31, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on May 31st from 6:00pm until 8:00pm to play with our Retron 5, Wii and various board games. For teens and adults. Click title for more information.


Homework Zone
Thursday, June  1, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Makerspace from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on June 1st for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Word Feast Launch
Thursday, June  1, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:45  p.m.
Join us on June 1st at 7:00pm for a discussion on Word Feast; the Fredericton's Literary Festival. Click title for more information.


Family Games Day
Saturday, June  3, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month to play some games, have some refreshments and reconnect!


The Wolastoqey Warriors
Saturday, June  3, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library will be hosting a special event with the Wolastoqey Warriors on June 3rd at 2:00pm. Click title for more information.


Study Space for Teens
Wednesday, June  7, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Come to the Makerspace on June 7th from 10:00am until 8:30pm for a quiet place to work and study. Click title for more information.


Study Space for Teens
Thursday, June  8, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Come to the Makerspace on June 8th from 10:00am until 8:30pm for a quiet place to work and study. Click title for more information.


Study Space for Teens
Friday, June  9, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Come to the Makerspace on June 9th from 10:00am until 4:30pm for a quiet place to work and study. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, June  9, 2017  till Friday, June  23, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on June 9th and June 23rd at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Study Space for Teens
Saturday, June  10, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Come to the Makerspace on June 10th from 10:00am until 4:30pm for a quiet place to work and study. Click title for more information.


World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June  10, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 2:00  p.m.
Join us on June 10th from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Hub for World Wide Knit in Public Day. Click title for more information.


Study Space for Teens
Tuesday, June  13, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Come to the Makerspace on June 13th from 10:00am until 4:30pm for a quiet place to work and study. Click title for more information.


Teen Book Club - Saturday
Saturday, June  24, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on June 24th at 2:00pm to discuss "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore. Participants must be 13 or older. Click title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, June  29, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on June 29th at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


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.


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

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.