New Brunswick Public Libraries

Closure : New Brunswick Day

All public libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday August 1, 2016. Books-by-Mail and Talking Book services will also be suspended.

Fredericton Public Library 12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
Courriel de la bibliothèque Email
Library's Facebook page Facebook
Twitter Twitter


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!


Teen Reading Challenge!
Wednesday, July  6, 2016  till Wednesday, August  31, 2016  during library open hours
Every time you drop into the library this summer fill out a ballot for a chance to win weekly prizes!


Read Around NB
Wednesday, July  6, 2016  till Wednesday, August  31, 2016  during library open hours
Read a book by a NB author and enter to win!


Computer Help
Monday, July  25, 2016  10:30  a.m. - 12:15  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Computer help drop-in every Monday morning in Wolastoq.


LGBTQIA+ Youth Drop-in
Wednesday, July  27, 2016  5:00  p.m. - 8:45  p.m.
Drop by to meet friends, play games and have fun!


Retro Movie Night
Wednesday, July  27, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 9:00  p.m.
Watch Labyrinth on our giant screen!


Spanish Table
Thursday, July  28, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


Retro Gaming Night
Thursday, July  28, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Drop by the Makerspace to try out our Retron 5 gaming system!


Harry Potter Trivia Night
Thursday, July  28, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Test your Harry Potter knowledge!


English Table
Friday, July  29, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


Urban Sketching
Sunday, July  31, 2016  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us as we sketch on location around our beautiful city.


Retro Gaming Night
Thursday, August  4, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Drop by the Makerspace to try out our Retron 5 gaming system!


Spanish Table
Thursday, August  4, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


English Table
Friday, August  5, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


Spanish Table
Thursday, August  11, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


Retro Gaming Night
Thursday, August  11, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Drop by the Makerspace to try out our Retron 5 gaming system!


English Table
Friday, August  12, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


Retro Gaming Night
Thursday, August  18, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Drop by the Makerspace to try out our Retron 5 gaming system!


Spanish Table
Thursday, August  18, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


English Table
Friday, August  19, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


Spanish Table
Thursday, August  25, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


Retro Gaming Night
Thursday, August  25, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Drop by the Makerspace to try out our Retron 5 gaming system!


English Table
Friday, August  26, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


Spanish Table
Thursday, September  1, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Improve your Spanish conversation skills.


English Table
Friday, September  2, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


English Table
Friday, September  9, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


English Table
Friday, September  16, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


English Table
Friday, September  23, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Practice your conversational English.


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  - Jessica Larocque
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.

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.