Please note the City Centre Branch Library will have modified opening hours
on Friday June 24th due to two BC Hydro planned power outages.
Our opening hours will be:
10:30am – 3:00pm
We will only open when power & services have been fully restored.
Construction activity outside the City Centre branch on Pinetree Way is ongoing. There will be continual lane and sidewalk closures during construction. Please observe all signage and plan alternate routes when possible.
The library will be closed Friday, July 1 for Canada Day.
Tiny Stories Contest
Write a story in a paragraph for our Tiny Stories Contest! Win prizes!
Calling All Children Aged Four and Older!
This year's summer reading club theme is Book a Trip!
Register at our summer party on June 25th or register at either branch starting June 1st.
Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners
Coquitlam Public Library is calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 4 and up! Join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Read books for a chance to win prizes!
Click here to find out more.
Adult Summer Reading Club
This year, adults can join in all the reading fun with the Adult Summer Reading Club. Our theme this year is “Greetings from around the world” – books set in different countries or books written by an author from a foreign country. See below for program details.
Complete the online census here.
In addition to English and French, the questions are available in 11 ethnic languages and 11 aboriginal languages, as well as in braille, audio and sign language (video).
It is important to note that the questions are translated for reference purposes only. The census questionnaire must be completed online or on paper, in either English or French.
The census paper questionnaire can be obtained in large print format by calling the Census Help Line at 1-855-700-2016.
Science Expo 2016
Click here to see the winners!
Syrian Refugee Information
Our Syrian Refugee Information page has links to information for sponsors, information on how to help, the latest news, and more.
Coquitlam Trivia Contest
To celebrate Coquitlam's 125th birthday we are having a trivia contest! Click here for the current question and/or answer, as well as contest rules and details.
Coquitlam's 125th Birthday: Historical Photo of the Month
Every month throughout 2016, we will feature an image from Coquitlam's past. Click on the image on the left to see the photo for the month of June. Happy 125th!
Innovation Hub at City Centre
Come to City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life.
Innovation Hub is closed until further notice due to maintenance. Thank you for your patience.
Open House – Every Tuesday from 1 to 5 pm. Drop in and learn the basics of 3D printing, equipment use, and how to get started with your design.
Try It! Thursdays – Every Thursday from 1 to 5 pm. For those who have attended an Open House or have previous 3D printing experience. Reserve your spot on one of our machines to bring your design to reality. Up to 4-hour 3D print jobs available. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Other times available by appointment.
To reserve a spot call 604-554-7330 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IndieFlix has become InstantFlix InstantFlix , formerly Indieflix, is a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
Coquitlam library cardholders have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and more. It is available on Apple®, Android™ and all Internet-enabled devices.
Click InstantFlix then use your library card to get started. If you already have a library account for Zinio, use the same username and password to sign in.
Centre for Equitable Library Access
If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here.
For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.
We have museum quality glass display cases at both branches for local artists and crafters to exhibit their works. For more information and an application form click here.
At City Centre branch: Come in a view the lovely artwork on display, ranging from portraits to landscapes, by students from Hampton Park elementary school.
At Poirier branch: Beautiful photographs courtesy of the Dogwood Photography Group. Featuring a variety of objects, floral, people, and scenery, taken using different types of photography techniques.
Are You New To BC?
Visit NewToBC.ca to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.
Read more about Library Champions.
Phone 604-937-4147 to find out how to become a Library Champion at Coquitlam Public Library.
The Tri-Cities Welcoming Project lists services in their Newcomers Directory. Find out about our cultural diversity or browse newsletters in their Community Profiles.
Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass
Have you recently received your Canadian citizenship? Coquitlam Public Library is a pickup location for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass. Find out more.