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

Seed Library
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.

Library Café
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.

English Table
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.

Adopt-A-Book 2016
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.

Reading Buddies
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.

Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


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.

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.

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


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.