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

The Library is closed on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 for Labour Day. 

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ATTENTION: Wednesday, August 23, from approx. 5:00 to 7:00am, Meeting Room and Study Room bookings will be unavailable due to a system upgrade. We hope to have the systems up and running again quickly, and appreciate your patience as we improve our software.

Help Sheets for the new software are coming soon.

Introducing KnowBC!

Learn about all things British Columbia with KnowBC. This fantastic online encyclopedic resource is British Columbia’s leading general reference site. Search within the Encyclopedia of British ColumbiaEncyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, and many more! Click KnowBC to get started.

Try Hoopla!

Hoopla is here! 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.


Library Day at the Fair at the PNE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Fair at the PNE
2901 E Hastings, St.
Vancouver, BC

August 23rd is Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. People 14 years and older, show your library card and get a $5 entry! 1 discount per library card. Kids 3-13 get in free everyday. 

End of Summer Carnival

Tuesday, August 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way

Come for carnival-style games. Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Drop in. No registration required.

For more information, call Librarian, Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or e-mail cmiller@coqlibrary.ca


Celebrating Diversity - Canada's 150

Saturday, September 30th
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Join us for B.C. Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Farsi, Indian and Korean performances. Local immigrants will share stories of their journey of discovery to their new home and there will be activities for the whole family.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 


I LOVE CULTURE Photo Contest

Celebrate Canada's 150 by capturing your love of art and culture. Enter a photo of yourself or your family taking part in a unique cultural experience anywhere in Canada. You could win a Culture 365 prize pack! 



Tiny Stories Contest 

The Tiny Stories contest is now over.  Thank you to all those who submitted their entries.  Find the winning entries here. 


World Languages Survey

Do you speak French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Farsi? If so, please fill out a survey. Your answers will help us to improve the collection.

中文 (繁體)


中文 (简体)





Program & Events Guide - Summer 2017

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

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

New Stop for Library Link

The Library Link will be making stops at the Burke Mountain Fire Hall this summer. 

Fridays, July 7 to August 25
12:30 - 2:00 pm
3501 David Ave

Find full Library Link schedule here.

Tech Help with Teens

Tuesdays, July 11 –  August 22, 1:30 – 2:30pm 
City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way

Do you need help with your laptop, tablet or phone?
Are you struggling to learn the ins and outs of webmail, word processing, spreadsheet or slideshow programs?

Tech-savvy teenagers will assist you. No registration is required. Just drop in to get help.

 Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

September Tech Club - Social Media Savvy

Friday, September 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Do you find social media intimidating? Join us for this one hour class and we will learn how to stay in touch with family, manage your profile, post pictures and keep yourself safe in the online social world. We will look at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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


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: This month's featured artist at City Centre is Shu Xiong Lin.  These beautiful paintings and drawings are full of movement and capture the world in it's ever changing nature.  

At Poirier branch: This month's featured artist at Poirier branch is Frances To. Come in to see her whimsical prints of dogs with personality entitled "A Dog's Life".

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.

Are You New To BC?

newtobcVisit NewToBC.ca to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.

Newcomers Questions and Answers and Helpful Resources from NewToBC

Read more about Library Champions.

Phone 604-937-4248 to find out how to become a Library Champion at Coquitlam Public Library.

Access immigrant programs & 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)