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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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

Imprint Youth Association’s Drop-In
Wednesday, February  20, 2019  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.


Storytelling
Wednesday, February  20, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it. Click on the title for more information.


Beginner Violin for Adults
Thursday, February  21, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? It's never too late to learn a new skill. Click the title for more information!


Spanish Table
Thursday, February  21, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


The Group
Thursday, February  21, 2019  6:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Why heal alone? Join our community of friends. We've been there. Brought to you by Capital Region Mental Health + Addictions Association. Click title for more information.


Guided Autobiography
Friday, February  22, 2019  2:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for this 10 session writing workshop for older adults. Click title for more information.


Friday Afternoon Winter Book Club
Friday, February  22, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Starting with this winter's programming session, our book clubs are undergoing a bit of a shift. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, February  24, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, February  25, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Climate Resilience: Farm Adaptation Workshop
Tuesday, February  26, 2019  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Learn about how climate change impacts farms and how Hayes Farm has been adapting. Brought to you by Atlantic Canadian Organc Regional Network (ACORN). Click title for more information.


Financial Literacy Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February  27, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Looking for a fun, educational, and productive way to spend your lunch hour this winter? Click on the title for more information.


Family Law Workshop – Family Law and Immigrants
Wednesday, February  27, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Brought to you by Family Law NB, an initiative of the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick. Click title for more information.


Death, Grief & Healing
Wednesday, February  27, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
A healing space for those that have lost and those that are transitioning. Click title for more information.


Beginner Violin for Adults
Thursday, February  28, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? It's never too late to learn a new skill. Click the title for more information!


Spanish Table
Thursday, February  28, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, March  1, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Guided Autobiography
Friday, March  1, 2019  2:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for this 10 session writing workshop for older adults. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Saturday, March  2, 2019  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  3, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Sunday Morning Winter Book Club
Sunday, March  3, 2019  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Starting with this winter's programming session, our book clubs are undergoing a bit of a shift. Click title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, March  4, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Convo Café
Monday, March  4, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Come start your week with a friendly and engaging conversation with people of different backgrounds. Click title for more information.


Teen March Break Event: Tech Wreck Party
Monday, March  4, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you ready to wreck your afternoon? Click title for more information.


Teen March Break Event: DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Tuesday, March  5, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Teens are welcome to join us for the March Break Activity. Click title for more information.


Teen March Break Event:Retro Sci-fi/Fantasy Movies
Wednesday, March  6, 2019  till Thursday, March  7, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.
A movie marathon jut for teens 13+ on March Break! Click title for more information.


Live Well-Self Care w/ S.M.A.R.T. Goals Workshops
Wednesday, March  6, 2019  4:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Join us this winter for these fun and informative wellness workshops led by Rebekah Young from Live Well | Bien Vivre. Click title for more information.


Monthly Movie Night
Wednesday, March  6, 2019  6:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Please note that this month’s Movie Night will coincide with our March Break Teen Movie Marathon.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Wednesday, March  6, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 9:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Beginner Violin for Adults
Thursday, March  7, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? It's never too late to learn a new skill. Click the title for more information!


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Thursday, March  7, 2019  4:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, March  7, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Guided Autobiography
Friday, March  8, 2019  2:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for this 10 session writing workshop for older adults. Click title for more information.


Teen March Break Event: DIY Bath Bombs
Friday, March  8, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Teens are welcome to join us for the March Break Activity. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Saturday, March  9, 2019  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Teen March Break Event: MCU Trivia
Saturday, March  9, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Teens are welcome to join us for the March Break Activity. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  10, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Sunday, March  10, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Meditation Mondays
Monday, March  11, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Drop-in French Convo
Monday, March  11, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW drop-in French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Teen Manga Group
Wednesday, March  13, 2019  4:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
For teens 13 and up, a dedicated book club just for you. Love manga, or want to discover more? Join us once a month, and bring some friends! Click title for more information.


Author Talk – Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon
Wednesday, March  13, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join local author Dr. Gary Irwin-Kenyon for this evening event. Click title for more information.


Beginner Violin for Adults
Thursday, March  14, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? It's never too late to learn a new skill. Click the title for more information!


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Thursday, March  14, 2019  4:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, March  14, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, March  14, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, March  15, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Guided Autobiography
Friday, March  15, 2019  2:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for this 10 session writing workshop for older adults. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Saturday, March  16, 2019  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Art Gallery Opening – Nick Hawkins
Saturday, March  16, 2019  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Come celebrate the Nick Hawkins’ Photography Exhibit (from Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society NB) Art Gallery exhibit. Click on the title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  17, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Convo Café
Monday, March  18, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Come start your week with a friendly and engaging conversation with people of different backgrounds. Click title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, March  18, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Wednesday, March  20, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 9:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Imprint Youth Association’s Drop-In
Wednesday, March  20, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association’s, a safe spaces group, monthly drop-in—come this month for some button making!! Click on the title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, March  20, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it. Click on the title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Thursday, March  21, 2019  4:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, March  21, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Beginner Violin for Adults
Thursday, March  21, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? It's never too late to learn a new skill. Click the title for more information!


Spanish Table
Thursday, March  21, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


Get to Know Your Library (2019 edition)
Thursday, March  21, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Curious about what the library has to offer or just how things like our online catalogue work? Click title for more information.


Guided Autobiography
Friday, March  22, 2019  2:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for this 10 session writing workshop for older adults. Click title for more information.


Friday Afternoon Winter Book Club
Friday, March  22, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Starting with this winter's programming session, our book clubs are undergoing a bit of a shift. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Saturday, March  23, 2019  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Sunday, March  24, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  24, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, March  25, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Drop-in French Convo
Monday, March  25, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW drop-in French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Thursday, March  28, 2019  4:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, March  28, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, March  28, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, March  29, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program–Tax Clinic
Saturday, March  30, 2019  10:00  a.m. - 4:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, community organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  31, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Convo Café
Monday, April  1, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Come start your week with a friendly and engaging conversation with people of different backgrounds. Click title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, April  1, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Wednesday, April  3, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 9:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, April  4, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Sunday, April  7, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, April  7, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, April  8, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Drop-in French Convo
Monday, April  8, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW drop-in French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, April  11, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


English Table
Friday, April  12, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, April  14, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, April  15, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
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.


Convo Café
Monday, April  15, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Come start your week with a friendly and engaging conversation with people of different backgrounds. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Wednesday, April  17, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 9:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Thursday, April  18, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Our teen D & D club is back for 2019!!! Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Sunday, April  21, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have some teen volunteers on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you!


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, April  21, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop-in knitting group. All are welcome! Click on 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


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 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, the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library or the New Brunswick Library of Craft and Design.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

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.