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


Easter Weekend

City Centre Branch is open during the Easter holiday weekend. Poirier Branch will be closed on Good Friday (March 30), Easter Sunday (April 1), and Easter Monday (April 2).

Join the Community Conversation

focus group
Help shape the future of the Library by joining one of our upcoming community conversations. Take part in one of our focus groups and share with us what the library of tomorrow means to you.

Also, fill out an online survey and enter to win a Coquitlam Public Library messenger bag filled with goodies, including a cell phone powerbar! Thank you for sharing your ideas and insights.

Become a CPL Social Media Ambassador

Love the library? Sign up to become a CPL Social Media Ambassador, and you can help us spread the word about all the great things happening in your library! Learn more.

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.

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

Trivia Night 2018: Out of This World Party!

Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Come dressed in your best Out of this World or Sci-Fi T-shirts and enjoy a fun evening of questions with your friends and neighbours.

Prizes and bragging rights for the winners, funniest wrong answer, and table with the most "Out of this World" Spirit. Proceeds will help support the Coquitlam Public Library's children’s STEM programming using robotics and coding.

Tickets are $25 each; tables of 6 or 8 if you come as a team. Each ticket includes door prizes, snacks, desserts and beverages. No host bar sponsored by the Kinsmen. Tickets are available at both library branches or call 604-937-4130. For info email friendsofcpl.society@gmail.com. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the games begin at 7:00 pm sharp.


April Tech Club: Introduction to 3D Design

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, April 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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

Learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browser based 3D design software TinkerCAD.  After the class you can tour the 3D printing lab at our weekly open house. 

Register online.


Science Expo 2018

Science Expo atomCoquitlam Public Library will host its third annual Science Expo on Thursday, May 10, 2018. 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. For more information about the Expo, or for registration and consent forms, click here.

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: A stunning variety of beautiful & unique handcrafted items from the Blackberry Artist's Society. Pieces featured include ceramics, jewelry, fibre, paintings, and more.  

At Poirier branch: The Coquitlam Heritage Society runs the last part of their My Coquitlam series: My Coquitlam, My Centennial. The exhibit includes artifacts from the original Centennial Secondary School building, including photographs and interviews. For the Opening Reception on March 15, see above. 

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)