Getting to Know the Sackville Public Library

As part of the New Brunswick Public Library System (NBPLS) all you need to access the resources available at any library in the province is a New Brunswick public library card. The one card can be used to access over two million books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, ebooks, audiobooks and more.  If you are from New Brunswick and already have a library card from your home library, you are already good to go, as it is good province-wide. If you are from outside New Brunswick, note that any Mount Allison student can obtain a New Brunswick library card for use while within the province.  All we need is a piece of ID with your home address on it as well as your Mt. A ID.

Most items listed in the online catalogue ( can be borrowed. Those not  available at the Sackville Public Library can be placed on hold and brought in from elsewhere for you to borrow. With a library card, placing holds can even be done from the convenience of your own device.  Using your device, you can also log into your account to keep track of checked-out items, holds and dates due. With an active email address you will be notified when items are due and when holds are available to be picked up.

By accessing the NBPLS website you also have access to a full range of other services. These include ebooks, as well as a full range of online databases including Rosetta Stone, Canadian Reference Centre and Gale Business Plans Handbook, to name a few.

If you are looking for something to do in your down time, we also have some fall programs that might be of interest. These include Wednesday afternoon drop-in adult coloring, monthly adult book club, Friday morning de-stress/coffee time and special movie times, as well as special programs (such as afternoon tea parties) during special events in Sackville such as Fall Fair, Moonlight Madness, Winterfest, etc. To keep up to date on our programs check us out on the library Facebook page at the following link:

The Sackville Public Library also has a basement meeting room that can be booked for study groups and workshops. The library has computers for public use (time limits apply) as well as free unlimited Wi-Fi access throughout the building.

If you want to get out into the community and obtain some experiences to add to your resume, there are also various opportunities to volunteer at the library. We are especially looking for those with some special creative skills such as face painting, making balloon creations, etc. who can volunteer during some of our special events. Additionally, we are always looking for anyone who would like to help out with our Thursday morning story times.

The Sackville Public Library is located at 66 Main St. We are open Tuesday 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.! The library is closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Why not drop by and check us out during your time here in Sackville?

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