Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday

Click here for closure dates

Remembrance Day

The Library will be closed Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 for Remembrance Day.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot register, please show up for the session (listed below) that you would like to attend as there may be extra space.

We're excited to coordinate Coquitlam’s contribution to the Canada 150 Mosaic project mural! Coquitlam residents are invited to paint 4” x 4” tiles that will become part of Coquitlam’s mosaic. Each tile will later be assembled into a large mural grid, magically transforming the paintings into a unified mosaic that celebrates Coquitlam's history.

To register for a session or for more information, click here.

Help Build BC’s New Human Rights Commission

The Province is re-establishing the British Columbia Human Rights Commission. Feedback is being gathered to help guide decisions on the role, functions and priorities of the new commission. 

Have your say before November 17 at 4:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Become a Library Champion

Are you a permanent resident? Are you interested in volunteering? Become a Library Champion this fall!

A Library Champion shares information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers in the community. If interested, please contact NewToBC.

Also, read more about Library Champions here.

Tech Talk: Science of the Future Series

This fall, we are proud to welcome futurist Dr. Paul Tinari as he presents a thought-provoking series about technological innovations -- how they will change the way we live and work, and the creativity required to develop them. For more information and to register click here.

November Tech Club - Intro to 3D Design and Printing

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browser-based 3D design software TinkerCAD. We will also do an orientation on the 3D printers.  

Join our Monthly Tech Club sessions, Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Registration here!


Canada 150: Nation Builders

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend 20 minutes speaking one-on-one with a living book — one of several people from various walks of life who have helped make Canada a great nation. Learn first-hand about their struggles, achievements and contributions to Canada.

Registration is required; please call 604-937-4155.


History Room Upgrades

A big thank you to the Coquitlam Foundation for being key in the Library receiving a Canada 150 grant! The grant is going towards the cost of the History Room at Poirier branch, and will enable the Library to update the microfilm / microfiche reader and printer, get a new digital scanner, a new computer, and more! 

                                    To learn more about the grant, click here.

CPL eNews

Did you hear about a great Library program ... the day after it was held?
Don't miss any Library events or news again!
Sign up for our monthly email newsletter and stay informed about Library programs, events, news and new items. Click the megaphone to sign up!

Expect the first eNews near the end of October.

eNews Sign-Up Contest!

Sign up for eNews between now and November 30 and get entered into a random prize draw.

You could win a Roku Streaming Stick!

The Streaming Stick comes with a point-anywhere remote and a USB power cable and adapter so you can watch your favourite programs anywhere. Enter now!

Program & Events Guide - Fall 2017

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2017 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Read it now on issuu.


Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

Try Hoopla!

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and movies with your library card. Click Hoopla, then use your Coquitlam Public Library card to log in and start reading, watching and listening. 5 checkouts per month per card. You must be a Coquitlam resident to borrow. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number unless you have changed it.


Display Cases

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: Kathy King is an artist working in dye on silk, acrylic on canvas, mixed media, and clay. Kathy sees art as a positive means of expression and communication between people.   

At Poirier branch: This month's featured artist is Dina Radvinsky.  Dina has created a beautiful assortment of hand felted jewelry accented with natural beading as well as an array of gorgeous hand tooled jewelry.  

Centre for Equitable Library Access


If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here. Also, find out about CELA's Daisy magazine service and educator's materials.

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership

Access immigrant programs and community resources through the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP).

The goal of the TCLIP is to develop welcoming and inclusive communities where both long term residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment. 

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Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)