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UNB Libraries: online operations only

UNB Libraries has shifted operations to online delivery of services and resources. We are now closed to in-person access and will be focused on online services to students as they finish off the term remotely, to instructors as they complete this term’s courses, and to the provision of resources and support for student and faculty researchers. Links to library services, resources and contact information to support study and research from home are found here:

Online collections and research guides will be available, but access to physical collections will not be possible.  Document Delivery service will continue in digital format to the extent possible. 

Late fees will be automatically suspended for items due from March 14, 2020 to September 14, 2020. You can still return items to our book drop at the back of the Harriet Irving Library or to the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Please do not return items if you are self-isolating. Items can be renewed online.  Please use AskUs if you need help.

We thank you for your understanding in these difficult circumstances.

Lesley Balcom 
Dean, UNB Libraries

Virtual GEAR session - July


Attention graduate students! Looking to boost your research skills this summer? Check out our virtual Graduate Essentials of Academic Research (GEAR) session this July:

Intro to Zotero

Wednesday, July 15  •  11am - Noon

An intro to Zotero, which is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon

RSVP here.

Click here for more infomation on the GEAR series!

Curbside Pickup Service

UNB Libraries is pleased to make our print collections available again to UNB and STU students, faculty, and staff. We are offering a contactless, curbside pickup service for on-shelf, circulating materials that are not available electronically.

Our curbside service is easy to use:

  • Sign in to the library catalogue: UNB WorldCat
  • Search for the item(s) you need
  • Select the Request (Fac/Students) button, and your pickup location: Harriet Irving Library (Fredericton) or Hans W. Klohn Commons (Saint John)
  • Please submit requests judiciously

Pickup locations:

Once your items are ready, you will be contacted by library staff with a pickup time at one of our two pickup locations:

  • Fredericton: Harriet Irving Library (back exit, next to the Book Drop)
  • Saint John: Hans W. Klohn Commons

Your items will be bagged and checked out to your library account before you arrive. Materials can be returned via the book drops on each campus.

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Things to note:

  • For borrowers outside the Fredericton or Saint John regions, a limited number of requested items will be mailed.
  • Allow at least one business day for requested items to be processed and prepared by staff.
  • Physical distancing protocols will be followed at all times.
  • Do not come to campus if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.


If you have any questions about curbside pickup, please contact:

For assistance with identifying materials for your research, or questions about our services, please contact AskUs.

Virtual GEAR sessions - June

Attention graduate students! Looking to boost your research skills this summer? Check out our virtual Graduate Essentials of Academic Research (GEAR) sessions this June:

Scholarly Profiles and Sharing your Work

Monday, June 15  •  11:00am - 12:00pm

There are myriad platforms in which you can share your research and increase the number of eyes on your work. Each platform provides different opportunities to communicate but also different levels of engagement. This session will review a number of the platforms available to researchers and serve as a primer on selecting the right platforms within your disciplines/communities of practice.

Instructor: Mike Nason

Click here to RSVP.

Managing citations with Mendeley 

Thursday, June 25  •  11:00am - 12:00pm

This session gives an overview of Mendeley and covers the basics of using Mendeley for reference management as well as advanced functions such as editing citation style, using 'Watch folder', creating groups, and sharing references.

 Learn how to:
    •    create Mendeley account
    •    add, edit and organize references
    •    create bibliographies and manage PDF documents
    •    collaborate, use social networking options and discover new research in your field

Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Click here to RSVP.


Click here for more infomation on the GEAR series!

Films on Demand

Are you looking to watch streaming videos?  Check out Films on Demand!

UNB Libraries subscribes to the Master Academic Collection, along with access to FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection and the Entertainment Collection. Includes 42,000+ full-length videos and over 323,000 video segments licensed for use in Canada, covering a broad range of subjects including business, social sciences, education, health and medicine, humanities, sciences, and guidance, and including archival films and newsreels.

UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit


A self-paced, interactive set of modules for learning the basics of library use and academic research. Housed in D2L Brightspace, the Toolkit introduces students to library services and the academic research process at UNB.

Find it in the ‘Free Course Registration’ section in D2L - under 'Libraries' Research Toolkit'.

•  UNB Libraries’ services, including course reserves and document delivery
•  UNB WorldCat, including finding e-books
•  Research Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other e-resources
•  Academic research vocabulary, including peer review
•  Academic publication cycle from idea to published findings
•  Research tools, including how to choose the most effective ones
•  Academic integrity, including the mechanics of citing and paraphrasing
•  Strategies for shaping research topics and evaluating sources
Searching UNB Libraries’ databases
•  Keywords, phrase searching, and synonyms
•  Boolean operators
•  Subject headings
•  Citation management via Zotero


Benefits for Instructors: Benefits for Students:
• incorporate content relevant to course requirements
• assign modules for course marks
• focus on subject specific instruction with your librarian
• learn effective use of UNB Libraries’ resources
• recognize markers of quality for academic sources
• discover library services


For more information contact us:
(506) 453-3546