External Borrowers 


All members of the general public, including UNB alumni and members of the legal profession, may use the Law Library to consult our print materials onsite and to access electronic resources subject to licence restrictions.

  • For details of the Law Library’s lending policies, please consult the Borrowing Materials policy.

Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick

Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick who reside or work in the greater Fredericton/Oromocto metropolitan area may apply for a Practitioner External Borrower Card.  When applying for a card, please present proof of Bar membership (CBA-NB or Law Society of New Brunswick card) or a business card. Practitioners with such a borrowing card may borrow up to 25 Law Library books. Students holding articling positions with local firms and persons employed by such firms as legal secretaries, legal assistants, or paralegals, may apply for a Practitioner External Borrower Card upon presentation of a letter from the firm, on letterhead, attesting to the student's/employee's affiliation and indicating that the firm will be responsible for any items he/she borrows.

  • There is no charge for a Law Library External Borrower Card.  Law Library External Borrower Cards are not valid at other UNB libraries.

Community Borrowers 

Persons who are not directly affiliated with UNB or STU and who live in the greater Fredericton/Oromocto metropolitan area may apply at the Law Library Circulation Desk for an External Borrower Card which must be presented when they sign out materials.  Members of the general public must present proof of permanent local residency and an operating local telephone number when applying.  Applications may be submitted at any time, but there is a 24-hour turnaround time on the issuing of these cards. Members of the community wishing to borrow from us will not be able to do so on the day that their application is submitted.

  • The general public may borrow one item at a time; that item must be returned in order to borrow something else.
  • There is no charge for a Law Library External Borrower Card.  Law Library External Borrower Cards are not valid at other UNB libraries.
  • External borrower cards issued by other UNB libraries are not valid at the Law Library.

UNB Alumni 

Any UNB alumni residing in New Brunswick may request an alumni library card at the Circulation Desk of the Harriet Irving Library, UNB-Fredericton, during normal office hours. This card is honored at all UNB libraries, but users may only borrow one book at a time from the Law Library, rather than multiple books, as allowed at other UNB libraries.

  • UNB alumni who are members of the Law Society of New Brunswick and who reside or work in the Fredericton/Oromocto area are eligible for a Law Library Practitioner External Borrower Card, which offers greater borrowing privileges.

CURBA (Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement) / ASIN (Atlantic Scholarly Information Network) Borrowers 

The Law Library offers borrowing privileges to students and faculty from other Canadian universities who present a valid CURBA or ASIN card.  For information about obtaining a CURBA or ASIN card and the privileges and restrictions of these agreements, please consult the UNB Libraries website