New Brunswick Public Libraries

Closure: Canada Day

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

Possible Service Interruption

Due to a possible service interruption at Canada Post, Books by Mail and Interlibrary Loan service as well as holds between NB public libraries and online library card registrations have been suspended. Due dates will be extended in the event of an actual service interruption.

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
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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!

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.

English Table: Fridays @ 12:30pm
Wednesday, May  25, 2016  till Thursday, June  30, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.
Come practice your conversational English at the library. Click on the title for more information.

Spanish Table Thursdays in June
Wednesday, May  25, 2016  till Thursday, June  30, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join our Spanish Table to practice your conversational Spanish. Click on the title for more information.

Sharing Stories
Thursday, June  2, 2016  till Thursday, June  30, 2016  8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Craft Council Art and Craft display in the Gallery. Arts and crafts by artists of Aboriginal descent from the Atlantic Region. Reception June 2 7pm. Art work is on display for the month of June.

Aboriginal Book Club
Wednesday, June  29, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us for a book discussion on Thomas King's A Short History of Indians in Canada (short stories)at 7pm on June 29th in the Hub.

Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


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


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.