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

French Book Club
Sunday, September  1, 2019  till Saturday, February  15, 2020  1:00  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.
September is your chance to register for our Fall session of book clubs. Click title for more information.


Sunday Afternoon Book Club
Sunday, September  1, 2019  till Sunday, December  1, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
September is your chance to register for our Fall session of book clubs. Click title for more information.


Teen Book (to-movie) Club
Sunday, September  1, 2019  till Wednesday, December  11, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
September is your chance to register for our Fall session of book clubs. Click title for more information.


Vet Talk Series
Wednesday, September  11, 2019  till Wednesday, December  4, 2019  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity: FREE veterinary information. Click title for more information.


Babies in the Library
Sunday, September  15, 2019  till Wednesday, November  6, 2019  during library open hours
An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Babies in the Library
Sunday, September  15, 2019  till Wednesday, November  6, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Writing Our Lives
Tuesday, September  17, 2019  till Tuesday, December  10, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
A life-writing adventure for older adults. Click on title for more information.


Lunch + Learns Series
Friday, September  20, 2019  till Tuesday, November  19, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Every 2nd Friday at noon (12pm). You can register for one, a few, or all! Click title for more information.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, October  22, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 6 years and under! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Tales for Toddlers
Wednesday, October  23, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Let’s Talk Money Series
Wednesday, October  23, 2019  till Thursday, November  28, 2019  during library open hours
Learn to better manage your money!


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, October  24, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, October  24, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Magic : the Gathering Night
Thursday, October  24, 2019  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us for a Magic: The Gathering night where we will be putting our commander decks to the test. Click title for more information.


Daycare Drop-In
Friday, October  25, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
A program especially for daycare groups! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


English Table
Friday, October  25, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
No matter how you say "HELLO," if you're looking to improve your English, join this conversational group. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Saturday, October  26, 2019  11:30  a.m. - 1:30  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! Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, October  27, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, October  28, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Death Café
Monday, October  28, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join Anne-Marie Hartford for coffee and conversation. Click title for more information.


Death Café
Monday, October  28, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join Anne-Marie Hartford for coffee and conversation. Click title for more information.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, October  29, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 6 years and under! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Tales for Toddlers
Wednesday, October  30, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Convo Café
Thursday, October  31, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Every other Thursday, a space to converse, practice English or French, help newcomers...Click title for more information.


Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Thursday, October  31, 2019  5:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Beginner or experienced--everyone is welcome. Click title for more information.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, October  31, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, October  31, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Daycare Drop-In
Friday, November  1, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
A program especially for daycare groups! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


French Table
Saturday, November  2, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, November  3, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, November  4, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, November  5, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 6 years and under! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Tales for Toddlers
Wednesday, November  6, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, November  7, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, November  7, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Daycare Drop-In
Friday, November  8, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
A program especially for daycare groups! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


English Table
Friday, November  8, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
No matter how you say "HELLO," if you're looking to improve your English, join this conversational group. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Saturday, November  9, 2019  11:30  a.m. - 1:30  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! Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, November  10, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, November  11, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Convo Café
Thursday, November  14, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Every other Thursday, a space to converse, practice English or French, help newcomers...Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, November  16, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, November  17, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, November  18, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Homeschoolers at the Library
Thursday, November  21, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Fun afternoon of programming for homeschoolers! Click the link or call 460-2806 for more information.


English Table
Friday, November  22, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
No matter how you say "HELLO," if you're looking to improve your English, join this conversational group. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Saturday, November  23, 2019  11:30  a.m. - 1:30  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! Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, November  24, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, November  25, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Convo Café
Thursday, November  28, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Every other Thursday, a space to converse, practice English or French, help newcomers...Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, November  30, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  1, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, December  2, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


English Table
Friday, December  6, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
No matter how you say "HELLO," if you're looking to improve your English, join this conversational group. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Saturday, December  7, 2019  11:30  a.m. - 1:30  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! Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  8, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, December  9, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Convo Café
Thursday, December  12, 2019  10:15  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Every other Thursday, a space to converse, practice English or French, help newcomers...Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, December  14, 2019  10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
This NEW French group is here to help with your conversational skills in an informal setting. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, December  15, 2019  1:30  p.m. - 3:30  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, December  16, 2019  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Click on the title for more information.


Homeschoolers at the Library
Thursday, December  19, 2019  2:00  p.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Fun afternoon of programming for homeschoolers! Click the link or call 460-2806 for more information.


English Table
Friday, December  20, 2019  12:30  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
No matter how you say "HELLO," if you're looking to improve your English, join this conversational group. Click title for more information.


Tech Tutoring for Adults
Saturday, December  21, 2019  11:30  a.m. - 1:30  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! Click 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.