Services For Graduate Students

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UNB Libraries offer extensive services for the benefit of our graduate students.

Library Collections
UNB Libraries provide a rich collection that supports in depth study and research across the disciplines. The collection includes 1.3 million print volumes, 400,000 e-books, 37,000 electronic and print journals, 3 million microforms, over 200,000 government documents, 50,000 maps, a number of specialized data sets, and more. UNB Libraries also hold a collection of rare books, manuscripts, the University Archives, and a number of other special collections.
Research Support
We can help you develop research strategies, direct you to the best search tools, and support your use of the library's resources. Your liaison librarian is available for research consultation by phone, email, or face-to-face.
Best Practices in Copyright
As a graduate student, you will inevitably find yourself using materials governed by copyright laws. You should take the time to think about how copyright applies to you in the context of academic writing and publishing.
Study and Computing Space
Each of our libraries offers quiet study space and bookable group study rooms. Computers are available in each library with access to the student network applications.
Graduate Study Carrels
The HIL offers 30 graduate study carrels to full-time graduate students: 10 study carrels are bookable for one week (no fee) and 20 study carrels are private (fees apply) for one term or one academic year.
Lockers
Lockers are available to rent in the HIL for a one-year term.
Teaching Assistants
Graduate students involved in teaching assistantships will find resources on our Faculty Support page that provide information about class instruction, teaching facilities, copyright, course reserves and more to support your teaching.
Document Delivery
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loans supplement library resources held by UNB by obtaining material located elsewhere. Details regarding the service and access to the request form are provided.
Distance Education
UNB Fredericton Libraries have staff designated to help close the gap between off-campus students and the library. Please remember that we are always willing to help you with any aspect of your library work. You can reach us by phone at 506-458-7741 or 1-888-393-8222, or by email atlibde@unb.ca.
Accessibility Support
If you have a disability that limits your use of campus libraries or library resources, we invite you to contact any library staff member. We will be happy to help!
Zotero
Properly documenting and organizing references is a critical part of academic research and writing. Zotero is a web-based bibliographic database manager that allows you to create a database of references that can be organized, searched, and used to automatically construct bibliographies and reading lists.
Borrowing at Other Institutions
The Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA) makes it possible for you to borrow library materials from participating university and college libraries across Canada.
Contact Liaison Librarian
Each department or faculty at UNB has a liaison library who can address your research questions by phone, email, or face-to-face.
Electronic Theses & Dissertations
Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) is a four-step process that the University of New Brunswick provides to graduate students.
Writing Support
You can find help to improve all aspects of your academic writing from the UNB Writing Centres located on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. The Writing Centre on the Fredericton campus offers one-on-one consultations by appointment (CC Jones Student Services Centre) and regular drop-in hours in the Learning Commons of the Harriet Irving Library (Room 116). For more information, visit the website for the UNBF Writing & Study Skills Centre: go.unb.ca/wss. The Writing Centre on the Saint John campus is located on the first floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Appointments are booked online at www.unbsj.mywconline.com. If you'd like to learn more, please visit the Writing Centre website or call Student Services at 506-648-5501.