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
Thursday, January  2, 2020  till Sunday, May  3, 2020  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Your chance to register for our Winter Book Club. Click title for more information.


Babies in the Library
Monday, January  13, 2020  till Monday, February  17, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  p.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.


Babies in the Library
Tuesday, January  14, 2020  till Tuesday, February  18, 2020  11:00  a.m. - 11:30  p.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.


Bilingual Babies in the Library
Wednesday, January  15, 2020  till Wednesday, February  19, 2020  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.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.


Simply Storytime
Friday, January  17, 2020  till Friday, February  21, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  p.m.
A no-frills story time, ideal for groups and child care centres.


Exam Study Space
Saturday, January  18, 2020  till Thursday, January  23, 2020  during library open hours
Calling all high school students! Click title for more information.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, January  21, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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 Tots
Wednesday, January  22, 2020  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.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, January  22, 2020  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Family Law Workshop
Wednesday, January  22, 2020  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.


Tech Tutoring with a Librarian
Thursday, January  23, 2020  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have librarians on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you! Click title for more information.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, January  23, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


French Table
Saturday, January  25, 2020  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, January  26, 2020  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, January  27, 2020  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, January  28, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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 Tots
Wednesday, January  29, 2020  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.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, January  29, 2020  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, January  30, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


Spanish Table
Thursday, January  30, 2020  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join our group to develop your conversational Spanish. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, February  2, 2020  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, February  3, 2020  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, February  4, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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 Tots
Wednesday, February  5, 2020  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.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  5, 2020  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Tech Tutoring with a Librarian
Thursday, February  6, 2020  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have librarians on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you! Click title for more information.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, February  6, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


French Table
Saturday, February  8, 2020  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, February  9, 2020  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, February  10, 2020  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, February  11, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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 Tots
Wednesday, February  12, 2020  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.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  12, 2020  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, February  13, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


Spanish Table
Thursday, February  13, 2020  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join our group to develop your conversational Spanish. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, February  16, 2020  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, February  17, 2020  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, February  18, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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 Tots
Wednesday, February  19, 2020  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.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  19, 2020  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, February  20, 2020  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


Tech Tutoring with a Librarian
Thursday, February  20, 2020  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have librarians on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you! Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, February  22, 2020  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, February  23, 2020  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, February  24, 2020  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.


Spanish Table
Thursday, February  27, 2020  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join our group to develop your conversational Spanish. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  1, 2020  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, March  2, 2020  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.


Tech Tutoring with a Librarian
Thursday, March  5, 2020  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have librarians on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you! Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, March  7, 2020  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, March  8, 2020  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, March  9, 2020  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.


Spanish Table
Thursday, March  12, 2020  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join our group to develop your conversational Spanish. Click title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, March  15, 2020  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, March  16, 2020  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.


Tech Tutoring with a Librarian
Thursday, March  19, 2020  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Need help with technology? We have librarians on hand who will use their skills and knowledge to help you! Click title for more information.


French Table
Saturday, March  21, 2020  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.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Jessica Larocque
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.