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End of Term and Exam Period Support for Students

Lesley Balcom
Lesley Balcom
Dean of Libraries

UNB Libraries are here for you wherever you are living as we head into the final stretch of the academic year!

Help with your papers and assignments:

Our Ask Us live chat service is ready to answer your questions. Librarians are available to help you with one-on-one online meetings. Don’t be shy about reaching out!

Our Research Guides provide a great launching point for a search for materials and also connect you to librarians who can meet with you online to help find what you need.

All of you have access to our vast collection of eBooks, eJournals, and other online materials through the libraries website at any time. Our books in print are available for you to request – either to be picked up at one of our libraries or to have mailed if you’re not close by.

Study Space:

We welcome students to use the libraries in person on either campus in Fredericton and Saint John, regardless of your home campus. Our libraries offer great places to study aligned with COVID requirements, and with excellent Wi-Fi and computer access supported by staff onsite.

Study space or computer workstations can be booked online.

On behalf of everyone at UNB Libraries, I wish you all the best for the final stretch of your term.

With best wishes,

The Science & Forestry Library, the Harriet Irving Library and Hans W. Klohn Commons are all open.

Absolutely, but you’ll need to book your seat in advance!

Libraries on both Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be open to currently registered students. The Science & Forestry Library, the Harriet Irving Library and the Hans W. Klohn Commons are now open. Check back for dates of the opening of the Engineering & Computer Science Library.

Reservations in advance are required and you’ll need to check-in at our Welcome Station upon arrival.

While in the library you will not be able to change seats or look for books.

Library research help is available via Ask Us.

Book a Seat!

We know that many students won’t be visiting the libraries in person this term. We have great electronic collections and help available for you by chat and other ways. Read down the list for more information.

Library hours will be different than normal and may change during the term. Please check library hours before coming (Google Business Hours often are not current) and be sure to book space in advance if you are planning to stay and study.

Harriet Irving Hours Science Hours HWK Hours

You can book your preferred type of space (desktop computer terminal, carrel, or table) using our online booking system. When you arrive at one of our libraries, you will be greeted at the door and required to check-in.

Book a Seat!

Depending on availability, you and your friend(s) may be able to book seats in a group study room for the same time, but remember that each additional person must also book a seat in the same space, and physical distancing guidelines apply.

Book a Seat!

Yes, non-medical masks are required at all times on campus, including the libraries.

Books and other materials will be available by request for students, faculty and staff. We will have them waiting for you to pick up! You will not be able to go look for books yourself.

Contact Ask Us for help searching for what you need.

You can place a Request for items from the UNB Libraries collection and pick them up at the main service desk at your designated library location.

  • Sign in to the library catalogue (UNB WorldCat)
  • Search for the items you need
  • Select the Request Item button, and your pickup location (for users unable to retrieve from a designated library location, please put your address in the Notes Field, and items will be mailed to you)
  • Once your items are ready, you will receive an email notification.

Please return books and other items via the book drops on each campus. If you are unable to return items via the book drop, contact us:

Fines and fees apply for overdue, lost, or damaged items. For more information, please see our Borrowing Policy.

The Libraries have a limited number of laptops that can be borrowed in emergency situations. Other equipment loans such as headphones and chargers are not available at this time. To request emergency use of a library laptop, please contact us:

You will be able to reserve a desktop computer terminal using our online booking system.

Book a Seat!

Yes, there will be designated equipment that you can use during your reserved time at the library.

You can check your account to see the due dates of the items you have checked out, and renew items online. Please return items when you are finished with them.

Library common spaces, classrooms and labs have been set up to ensure physical distancing between individuals when they are seated. Chairs are not to be moved or relocated within the room, and individuals are to sit only in the chairs that have been identified or marked.

Look for directional signage on doors, walls and floors throughout the libraries to help maintain physical distancing. Access is limited to certain library floors and spaces.

Help is only an email or chat message away with our Ask Us! Service. You can also make an appointment to meet via Teams with one of our research specialists.

The library is providing Course Reserves electronically.

Document Delivery (Interlibrary Loan) is currently available for digital material and print borrowing within Canada.

UNB Archives & Special Collections, located in the Harriet Irving Library on the Fredericton campus, is currently closed to on-site researchers, but will respond to requests for consultation or reference questions from the UNB community  via email at or phone (506-453-4748) during our regular business hours.

Help is only an email or chat message away with our Ask Us! Service.