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 


Friends of the Library

Friends of CPL Invite You to a Shred-a-Thon!

Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to our first ever Shred-a-Thon event and get started on spring cleaning early. Securely shred your confidential documents with bonded professionals.

  • Limit of 4 x 100 lb banker boxes per person/family
  • No plastics, photographs or negatives

Admission to this event is by donation; suggested minimum is $5 per banker box. All proceeds benefit the Library! Sponsored by Green Machine Shredding.

Trivia Night 2019: It's a Pirate Party!

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, April 12, 2019 
Doors: 6:30 pm, Trivia: 7:00 pm

Come dressed like a pirate! This event will feature a no-host bar sponsored by the Kinsmen and snacks and refreshments. Also prizes, raffles and bragging rights. Proceeds to benefit tech for families. 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Library. For more information, contact 604-937-4130 or


About Us

The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society is a group of volunteers who advocate on behalf of the Library and its users and help improve Library services. 
For over 15 years, the Friends have raised funds that have gone towards various programs and equipment including:

  • Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) services  (2014)
  • 3D printer for the Innovation Hub (2014)
  • Victor Readers for the visually impaired  (2014)
  • Friends’ "Books for Babies" program (new books for new moms) (various years)
  • ESL learning tools for new immigrants, including a tutoring program (2016)
  • Book club sets (various years)
  • STEM programming for children  (2018)
  • Summer Reading Club materials (various years)
  • The Library Link and equipment for it (2015 & 2017) 


The Friends meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month (except July, August and December), at 10:15 am at the City Centre Branch.  For details of the next meeting, contact:

Donation Highlights

Shown here: Todd (Executive Director, CPL), Naresh (Trustee, Library Board), Alice (Chair, Library Board), Ann (President, FOL) and Karim (Treasurer, FOL)


The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society donated over $10,000 in the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the Coquitlam Public Library to support literacy in our community. Some highlights include support for the Library Link and an ESL tutor training program for community volunteers. Some of the members of the Friends are shown in photo from left to right: Michelle, Asrar (Secretary), Belinda, Mandana (Secretary), Ann (President). Photo credit: Karim (Treasurer).



Interested in becoming a member? Please read more about the benefits to membership in our brochure. Annual membership dues are $5.00 / person.

(application form

For more information, please contact Silvana Harwood at 604-937-4131 or email

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The Friends of the Library

Updated May 2018

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)