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Winter Term Hours For Archives & Special Collections

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Please note UNB Archives & Special Collections’ hours for the Winter term:

Book Retrieval:

10am-12pm, Tuesday to Thursday

1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday

Consultation of Archival Manuscript Collections:

By appointment only ( | 506-453-4748).

For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections ( | 506-453-4748).

Happy Holidays!

UNB Libraries’ staff wish you a peaceful, joyful, and restorative holiday season.
Stay safe, keep warm, and we’ll see you next year!


Please note that all libraries will be closed from December 24th, 2016 until January 1st, 2017.

UNB Libraries will re-open on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

See full details about library hours.

As always, however, UNB Libraries’ e-resources will remain accessible over the course of the holidays.

UNB Libraries Closing Early On Dec. 19th

Please be advised that UNB Libraries (HIL, Science & Forestry, Engineering & Computer Science, & South Gym) will be closing at 2:45pm on Monday, December 19th for a holiday staff party. The Law  Library is not affected.

Regular hours will resume on Dec 20th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Need to study for exams? UNBF Libraries is the place to be.

Extra Hours:

Until December 16th, all libraries are open until Midnight!
See Complete Hours

Extra Quiet:

Shhhhhh…it’s QUIET STUDY TIME everywhere in the libraries!

Extra Study Space:

In the Harriet Irving Library, check out the new seating and study spaces on the 3rd floor–at the east and west ends of the building! Plus, all the instructional rooms in the HIL are open and quiet study spaces until the end of exams–on the 1st floor of the HIL, check out the Milham Room (100), the Learning Lab (112), and the Reading Room (109); on the 3rd floor, check out the DATA/GIS Lab (310); on the 4th floor, check out the Nan Gregg Room, the Beaverbrook Room, and the Seminar Room (417); on the 5th floor, check out the open study lounge.

In the Science & Forestry Library, check out the various study areas.

In the Engineering & Computer Science Library, check out the Reading Room and Study Hall.

And don’t forget–individual study carrels and group study rooms are located in all the libraries.

Extra Coffee:

The Commons Café in the HIL will be open for extended hours during the exam period!

Extra Hours, Extra Quiet, Extra Writing Help At The HIL

Need to research, write, or study this weekend? The HIL might be just the place for you.

Extra Hours:

Friday, December 2nd: 7:30am – Midnight
Saturday, December 3rd: 7:30am – Midnight
Sunday, December 4th: 10am – Midnight

Extra Quiet:

Shhhhhh…it’s QUIET STUDY TIME everywhere in the library!

Extra Writing Help:

UNBF’s Writing Centre will be offering additional drop-in hours at the HIL (Room 116):
Saturday, December 3rd (6-10pm)
Sunday, December 4th (6-10pm)

UNB Archives And Special Collections – Reference Desk Hours

UNB Archives & Special Collections has new Fall Reference desk hours.  The Reference desk will be open afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, and mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Student staff at the desk can retrieve special collections books during these hours without prior arrangement.

Reference interviews/appointments are still required to access archival and manuscript collections, some of which are stored offsite and require at least 24 hours notice to retrieve.  Archival researchers can contact us at or phone 506-453-4748 prior to their visit.

UNB Libraries Delayed Opening – Sept. 6th

Please be advised that on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, UNBF Libraries (HIL, Science & Forestry, Engineering & Computer Science, and South Gym) will open at 10:00 am in order for all staff to attend a session to prepare for the start of the new academic year.  The Law Library will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer Statutory Holidays

Please note that all UNB Libraries will be closed on the statutory holidays during the summer:

Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day)
Friday, July 1 (Canada Day)
Monday, August 1 (New Brunswick Day)
Monday, September 5 (Labour Day)

As always, however, UNB Libraries’ e-resources will remain accessible 24/7.