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

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How did we do today?

We welcome your comments on the Library and its services. Please tell us what you liked or didn't like about us today. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Library will be closed Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 for Thanksgiving weekend.

ATTENTION:  We upgraded our room booking software on Wednesday, August 23. We appreciate your patience as we improve our software and work out any issues with the new system.

For help booking rooms, click here.

City of Coquitlam - Town Hall Meeting

Council Chambers, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

City Council invites Coquitlam residents and businesses to share your ideas and views at their 2017 Town Hall meeting - it’s an informal event with no set agenda. You have the floor!

Make Your Mark for Canada’s 150!

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 learn more and to sign up for a tile painting session, click here.

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 & printer, get a new digital scanner, a new computer, and more!

To learn more about the grant, click here.

CPL eNews

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Expect the first eNews near the end of October.

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.

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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.


Let's Talk Science!

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Join the outstanding team from Simon Fraser University’s Let’s Talk Science program for some fun! Explore different concepts with hands-on activities! This is an all ages, engaging, interactive experience that is perfect for sparking your curiosity. This program is free. Drop in any time from 1:00 - 4:30 pm.

Science Literacy Week is a week-long celebration of science in Canada. This year's celebrations run from September 18 - 24. 

Celebrating Diversity - Canada's 150

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, September 30

Join us for B.C. Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Persian, 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.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Canadian Immigrant Experiences: In Their Own Words

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Chinese Music Ensemble; Korean Dance; Persian Dance; Indian Classical Dance

3:00 – 4:00 pm  Tabla Recital and Indian Classical Vocal Concert

All are welcome!


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! 



October Tech Club - Introduction to Coding

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, October 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Introduction to Coding:  Next Steps –Create an interactive pet in Scratch. If you joined us for our first coding class this will build on the skills learned.  If you did not attend, you can still jump into this beginner level class.  Wow your kids with your mad new coding skills.  

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!


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)