Archives & Special Collections

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Collections of books and periodicals (c.48,000) which, for a variety of reasons, are held apart from the main library areas, are housed in the Archives & Special Collections Department of the Harriet Irving Library. Also found here are c.6,066 ft. of UNB's institutional records and private papers (historical and literary) relevant to New Brunswick.

All members of the university community as well as those outside the university are welcome to use the resources and services of the department.

Reference Services Resume September 9th

Thanks to our patrons for their patience this summer as we closed to prepare for renovations at the Harriet Irving Library.

UNB Archives & Special Collections' Information Desk will re-open on Monday, September 9th. The Information Desk is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - noon; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. As always, prior arrangements are required for the retrieval of archives material: email us at, submit your request through our online form, or telephone 506-453-4748 to make an appointment.

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Prior arrangements must be made for the retrieval of this material, please email, submit the online form or telephone 506-453-4748 to make an appointment.

Contact Us

  • 5th Floor, Harriet Irving Library
  • University of New Brunswick
  • 5 Macaulay Lane, Box 7500
  • Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5 CANADA
  • (506) 453-4748
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