Canada Day Hours

City Centre

Sun, Jun 30: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Jul 1: 10:00 - 5:00


Sun, Jun 30: Closed
Mon, Jul 1: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

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

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


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

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


2018 Annual Report

The Library's 2018 Annual Report is now available for viewing on Issuu or as a PDF.

Check out the many highlights and achievements including statistics on how the community used the Library and how the Library increased focus on STEM literacy. Review the amazing programs and events held throughout the year and read a very special message from our Library Board Chair, Alice Hale. 

One eRead Canada

Coquitlam Public Library is proud to participate in the first annual One eRead Canada, a nation-wide reading initiative. The inaugural month-long program happening this June features the novel, Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont. Find out what One eRead Canada events will be happening at the Library!

New eResource: Solaro

Solaro contains online tutorials and study guides for BC students in grades 3 - 12, including math, science and language arts. Students can track their progress and make personalized notes and flashcards. Access on any device with your library card barcode number and password. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

New eResource: Kanopy

Over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including documentaries, indie films, classics, and extensive children’s content. Includes public performance rights. Try it today! Stream on any device. Get the app.

New eResource: Sesame Street eBooks

New and classic eBooks featuring Sesame Street characters. Includes read-alongs, eAudio, animated and interactive books. Accessible by browser only. 

To access, choose "Coquitlam Public Library" and then enter your library card number; you must use a Coquitlam Public Library card beginning with 22416… to use this service. Try it today!

New eResource: Transparent Language Online

Learn how to listen, speak, read and write more than 120 languages, including English. Use a computer or a mobile device by downloading the Transparent Language app.

Try it today! Use this help sheet to get started.

Science Expo 2019

Science Expo atom
Science enthusiasts gathered together at the City Centre Branch on May 2 for the library's 4th Annual Science Expo.This year's Expo showcased a variety of creative, unique and innovative projects from students in grades 4 through 12. See the winners, an event video and other details!

Economic Development Tool

The City of Coquitlam has launched a new online tool to provide customized local data to businesses.

The Economic Development Tool is free and easy to use, and can be tailored to specific industries. It allows anyone starting or growing a business to search for data on the local economy, customers, competitors and the workforce. 


CoqLibrary App

Coquitlam Public Library has launched the CoqLibrary app, enabling mobile access to library accounts, popular library services and information. 

Download the free CoqLibrary app for convenient browsing and viewing of e-content, including books, movies, magazines, and music through services such as Hoopla, Cloud Library and RB Digital.

The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Programs & Events Guide - Spring 2019

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Spring 2019 season. It's jam-packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.
Read it now on Issuu or print the PDF version. Copies are also available at your local branch.

ESL Book Club Sets

Start an ESL Book Club! We have easy-to-read English book club sets you can borrow. Find out more.

Reading Link Challenge

Thank you to everyone who made this year's Reading Link Grand Challenge a huge success. A special congratulations goes out to the winners: Porter Street Elementary - The Smart Doritos from Coquitlam Public Library. 

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: Inspiring and emotionally rich abstract paintings by Lyn Elizabeth Ayre - multimedia abstract artist. 

At Poirier Branch: Come in to view intricately detailed dollhouse miniatures created by Peggy Logan.  She has used recycled materials such as egg cartons and seaweed to create her beautiful scenes.  

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)


CELA has taken over literary services previously provided by CNIB. Patrons who register with CELA are eligible to receive audiobooks on MP3 format discs delivered to their homes by mail.

CELA resources include a DAISY magazine service as well as materials for educators including 450,000+ accessible books in formats such as Braille, audio or ebook. 

Register online for CELA to have their materials delivered to your home. For more information, please contact us at 604-937-4165 or

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. 

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)