Borrow Tools

Did you know that you can borrow tools from the Engineering & Computer Science Library? These tools are intended for small household projects, with a loan period of 3 days.

Some of the available tools are:
•  Pliers
•  Screwdrivers
•  Hammer
•  Tape Measure
•  Scrapers
•  Ratchet Set
•  Wire cutters & strippers
•  Power Drills
•  Drill Bit Sets
•  Hand Saws
•  Level
•  Arduinos
•  Raspberry Pis

UNB WorldCat is changing August 1st!

UNB Libraries’ catalogue, UNB WorldCat, will transition to a new interface on August 1, 2018!

Since mid-2016, UNB Libraries has made the latest version of WorldCat available to library patrons in a “beta” option on the library home page. Following a number of changes and upgrades, we will transition fully to the new interface this summer! The new UNB WorldCat introduces a host of improvements, including a modern, mobile-friendly interface, improved browsing/viewing of search results, and simplified sign-in (your UNB login is the only one you’ll need).

Access to UNB Libraries’ collections through UNB WorldCat remains the same: over 400 million bibliographic records from libraries worldwide, including e-journals, e-books, films, selected journal articles, and more. UNB WorldCat searches all of these, and ranks UNB Libraries’ material first. For materials not held at UNB, the “Request Item” option makes Document Delivery a quick and easy option.

Please note, if you’ve used UNB WorldCat’s “Lists” feature in the past, your lists will need to be exported/imported to the new UNB WorldCat’s “My Personal Lists” prior to the transition. To migrate your lists:

  1. Sign in to your WorldCat account to view your lists (this is your personal WorldCat account not your UNB/STU account).
    If prompted to go to choose to “Stay on
  2. Click on “My Lists” link under your name and picture.
  3. Click a list name to view its details.
  4. Click the “Export to CSV” link.
  5. Save the file where you can find it later.
  6. Go to and sign in with your UNB/STU id and password.
  7. Select your file to upload.
  8. Click the Import list button to begin the importing process.

Please ensure that your lists are exported/imported before August 1 to avoid any loss of lists. At this time, note fields you have entered in your lists are not being imported into the new WorldCat’s “My Personal Lists.”

Questions or comments? Please contact or “AskUs” for more assistance.

17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

Science & Forestry Library closed: April 23 – August 31

The Science & Forestry Library will be closed to library users April 23rd – August 31st, 2018.

Materials from this collection are available by request. Email or phone 506-453-4756 to request materials or for an appointment to retrieve items from the stacks. Requested items including document delivery requests may be picked up at the Harriet Irving Library or the Engineering & Computer Science Library.

The Harriet Irving Library and Engineering & Computer Science Library will be open as usual: Hours of Operation.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. The Science & Forestry Library is being used this summer to manage a large library system-wide storage project.

Photography Exhibit

We are excited to host the photography exhibition Transformation by the SilverFish Photography Collective which include members of the UNB community Rob Blanchard, Oliver Flecknell, Peter Gross, Mike Meade, Lori Quick and Roger Smith. It will be on display in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room on the 5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library from May 10th to June 22nd, 2018.

All are welcome to view the exhibition from Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.


Women’s History: Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

UNB Libraries is excited to announce our new e-resource Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs!

This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.