City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find closure date information


Victoria Day

Victoria Day The City Centre Branch is open on Victoria Day (Monday, May 21) from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Poirier Branch will be closed Sunday, May 20 & Monday, May 21 for the holiday.

Library Champions Information Session

City Centre Branch, Board Room
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, April 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Do you have Permanent Residency status? Become a Library Champion! Volunteer to help other new immigrants in your community! Register for this free program at the HelpDesk, or online.

April is National Poetry Month

Submit your original Twitter-length poems during the month of April with tags #CQpoetry and #NPM18 for a chance to win prizes. Look for our weekly writing prompts on Twitter!

Teens! Attend the Teen Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 26 at the City Centre Branch – see our Teens page for more details.

Tiny Stories Contest 2018

Contest dates: May 1 – June 15
Prizes: To Be Announced

Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative small enough to fit in a status update? We want to read your tiny stories! Find out more information and register.

Tiny Stories Workshop

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Looking for ideas? Or wondering how to craft your ideas into a paragraph-sized story? Join us for our Tiny Stories Workshop! Local writer Rebecca Wood Barrett will lead you through a series of playful writing exercises that will help spark ideas, and lead you to create bite-sized stories, complete with captivating characters and pithy plots - all in 420 characters or less!

Space is limited. Register online for this free program or call the HelpDesk at 604-554-7323.


Consumer Reports

Improved access to unbiased product reviews, ratings and recommendations (including video buying guides) for thousands of products. Search or browse by product type. Also features up-to-date consumer news articles.

Available in the library or from home with a valid library card. Go to the Consumer Reports page. Then, click on "ConsumerReports.org". Watch the Consumer Reports tutorial below.

May Tech Club: Introduction to Coding with Scratch

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, May 4, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tech Club is a monthly program for adults who are curious about technology.

Learn the basics of coding using building blocks in Scratch. Register online.


Science Expo 2018

Science Expo atomCity Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, May 10, Starting at 3:30 pm

Join us as Coquitlam Public Library hosts its third annual Science Expo. Tri-Cities students from grades 4 to 12 will display their experiments and innovations at the City Centre Branch for a chance to win medals, trophies and some of the $2,000-plus in prize money. 

Program & Events Guide - Spring 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Spring 2018 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.

Truth and Reconciliation Reading List

Libraries across the country have been responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action. Coquitlam Public Library's Truth and Reconciliation Reading List contains many related fiction and nonfiction titles. Check out these titles at either of our branches.


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: Dogwood Photography presents The World Through Our Lens - a selection of photographs by members of the photography group.
At Poirier branch: The Dogwood Quilting Sisters took up the challenge to create something beautiful out of a simple object - the potholder.  Come in and view the eleven beautiful items and vote for your favourite.  

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.

Register online for CELA, for Homebound services or the exclusive Audiobook collection. For more information, please contact us at 604-937-4165 or outreach@coqlibrary.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)