New Brunswick Public Libraries

Planned Interruption of service

There will be a planned interruptions of the catalogue service on Sunday evening, September 19 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Andrew and Laura McCain Public Library
8 McCain St.
Florenceville-Bristol, N.B.
E7L 3H6
Tel:  (506) 392-5294
Fax: (506) 392-8108
Courriel de la bibliothèque Email
Library's Facebook page Facebook

Opening Hours

Tuesday: 10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.
&  2:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.
&  2:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Thursday: 1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
&  5:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Friday: 10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.
&  2:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Saturday: 10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.
&  2:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Library Manager - Julie Craig


Approximately 18 spaces, of which 1 space is reserved for persons with severe mobility problems. There are 6 parking spaces in front of the library and 12 spaces in the parking lot across the street.

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.

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:

  • Our library is situated at the heart of downtown Florenceville!
  • Our library is fully accessible to persons with severe mobility problems.
  • Our downstairs neighbor, the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, is a non-commercial, public art gallery. The gallery features work by pre-eminent New Brunswick artists as well as local artists and artisans. Exhibits range from contemporary to work of historical significance, fine craft to folk. Admission is free and the gallery hosts events, guest speakers, and innovative and educational workshops throughout the year.

Our History:

  • We opened our doors to all members of the community on April 14, 1984. The library building was a gift from the McCain Foundation to the Village of Florenceville.
  • Laura McCain, affectionately known as “Mrs. A.D.” was the head of the Florenceville Library Association, and her work with the Florenceville Women’s Institute lead to the establishment of the first public library in Florenceville in 1970.

Accessible Collections & Services


In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities or associations of persons. 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.