Frequently Asked Questions

? Where is the library located?

The main library is located in the Legislative Assembly Building at 706 Queen Street. The library itself is located at the back of the rotunda on the main floor just under the spiral staircase. The government documents branch is located across the street at 766 King Street.

? Is there parking available?

There is metered street parking in front and in back of the Legislative Assembly building. There are also several parking garages in the downtown area.

? Who can use the Legislative Library?

While the mandate of the Legislative Library is to serve Members, as well as departmental staff, the public is also able to come in and use the library.

? Is the library open on the weekend?

No, the library is not open on the weekend.

? Is the library open during statutory holidays?

No, the Legislative Library is not open on holidays. Also, during the Christmas holidays the library is closed between Christmas and New Years Day.

? I have a library card from the public library does it work at the Legislative Library?

No, the Legislative library is not part of the public library system and therefore requires a different card. You can apply for a card on line

? Do you have New Brunswick newspapers? If so, for what time period?

Yes, the Legislative Library subscribes to all New Brunswick newspapers. We keep back issues for 12 months. The library also has several years of newspapers on microfilm. You can contact the library to check for a specific year and paper.

? Does the library staff do research?

Yes, the library has two professional librarians on staff as well as library assistants who are trained to do research. If the Legislative Assembly is in session MLA and departmental requests take priority, as stated in the library’s mandate. Staff, however, will try to help members of the public find the information they are looking for in a timely manner.

? I don’t live in Fredericton; can you send me library material?

We can only send material to government offices or other libraries. If you live outside of Fredericton, and see something in our catalogue that you would like to borrow, you can visit your local library and ask them to request the item through an interlibrary loan.

? What is the loan period for a book? A periodical?

Books circulate for a two week period while periodicals circulate for one week. Books can be renewed as long as no one else has requested them.

? Why can’t I sign out a book from the New Brunswick Collection?

New Brunswick collection materials cannot circulate because many of the items in the collection are old and no longer in print. This means that they cannot be replaced should they become lost or damaged.

? I have written a book, can it be in the NB Collection?

Yes, absolutely. Our New Brunswick collection is the largest collection of New Brunswickana in existence. If you would like to donate your book to be added in the collection please contact the library.

? I have been weeding my collection of books. Do you accept donations of books? What sort of books would you be interested in?

Yes, we do accept book donations. We are most interested in any book that contains New Brunswick content or has been written by someone from New Brunswick.

? My great grandfather was a member of the Legislative Assembly; would you have any information on him?

Yes, staff have gathered information on all MLAs and created a database.