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

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.


Meditation Monday
Monday, June  18, 2018  till Monday, July  30, 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.


Tilly the Fire Dog
Wednesday, June  27, 2018  till Wednesday, August  15, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 10:30  a.m.
Learn about Fire safety every week with Tilly, Fredericton Fire Department's awesome dog.


Summer Movie Madness!
Wednesday, June  27, 2018  till Wednesday, August  15, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for children's movies all summer long! Please click on the title for more information.


PJ Storytime
Wednesday, June  27, 2018  till Wednesday, August  15, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:15  p.m.
Wear your pajamas to the library for storytime!


Summer Storytime!
Thursday, June  28, 2018  till Thursday, August  16, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Inviting children of all ages to the library for an interactive storytime with singing,dancing, puppets and crafts!


Test Drive A Job!
Thursday, June  28, 2018  till Thursday, August  16, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:15  p.m.
Inviting children 7-12 to visit the library and explore a different profession every week. Please click on the title for more information.


Friday Face Painting!
Friday, June  29, 2018  till Friday, August  17, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Stop by the library for free face painting!


Saturday Storytime!
Saturday, June  30, 2018  till Saturday, August  25, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Inviting children of all ages to the library for an interactive storytime with singing, dancing, puppets and crafts!


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.


Meditation Monday
Monday, July  2, 2018  till Monday, July  30, 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.


Maker Mondays
Monday, July  2, 2018  till Monday, August  20, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:15  p.m.
Hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. Please click on the title for more information.


Test Drive a Job!
Tuesday, July  3, 2018  till Tuesday, August  14, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Inviting children 7-12 to visit the library and explore a different profession every week.


Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July  3, 2018  till Tuesday, August  14, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Join us for a weekly mystery hunt through the library bookshelves.


Art Gallery Opening and Monthly Exhibition
Thursday, July  5, 2018  till Tuesday, July  31, 2018  during library open hours
Different Perspectives fine art photography exhibit put on by artists Carol Randall and Gary Weekes. Click title for more information.


Sunday Storytime!
Sunday, July  8, 2018  till Sunday, August  19, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Inviting children of all ages to the library for an interactive storytime with singing, dancing, puppets and crafts!


Imprint Youth Drop-In
Wednesday, July  18, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association’s, a safe spaces group, monthly drop-in! Click on the 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.


Teen Graphic Novel + Manga Group
Wednesday, July  25, 2018  4:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
For teens 13 and up. There'll be snacks, juice and you'll be entered for a chance to win a gift card (we'll be drawing one for each this summer). Click title for more information.


Book Club - Friday morning
Friday, July  27, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on July 27th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Remember me" by Sophie Kinsella. Books will be available in June. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, July  31, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on July 31st from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Shadows Cast by Stars" by Catherine Knutsson. Books will be available in June. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, August  5, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on August 5th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Heart so Hungry" by Randall Silvis. Books will be available in July. Click title for more information.


Teen Graphic Novel + Manga Group
Wednesday, August  8, 2018  4:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
For teens 13 and up. There'll be snacks, juice and you'll be entered for a chance to win a gift card (we'll be drawing one for each this summer). Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, August  15, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on August 15th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss “George & Rue” by George Elliot Clarke. Books will be available in July. Click title for more information.


Teen Graphic Novel + Manga Group
Wednesday, August  22, 2018  4:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
For teens 13 and up. There'll be snacks, juice and you'll be entered for a chance to win a gift card (we'll be drawing one for each this summer). Click title for more information.


Book Club - Friday morning
Friday, August  24, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on August 24th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Books will be available in July. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, August  28, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 28th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Indian Horse" by Richard Wagamese. Books will be available in July. 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.