Holiday Hours:

Both Branches

Mon, Dec 24: 9:00 - 3:00
Tues, Dec 25: Closed
Wed, Dec 26: Closed
Sun, Dec 30: Closed
Mon, Dec 31: 9:00 - 3:00
Tues, Jan 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 
Find 2018 closure information


A-Z Databases

Access online magazines, newspapers and other databases by going directly to the Digital Content page.  

To access databases from home, log in with your username or library card number (barcode on back of library card, with no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your telephone number).  Need help?  See our Good Online Stuff brochure.

Scroll down this page for database descriptions.  Clicking on a title below will either take you directly to the resource or to the Digital Content page where you can select and sign in to the eResource.  If an eResource is not available at home it will be indicated below in red. 

If you need any assistance, please email Ask a Librarian, or call Poirier at 604-937-4141 or City Centre at 604-554-7323.

Up-to-date repair and service information for thousands of vehicles.

Pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire. Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.  

British Columbia Codes Online
Includes the online version of the B.C. Building Code and the B.C. Fire Code. Available in library only.

Canadian Business Directory
Business directory that includes local businesses.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Comprehensive Canadian encyclopedia which includes articles, quizzes, timelines, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and special features.

Career Cruising
For job searchers of all ages.  Use this online career guidance and planning system to find the right career, to explore education and training options and to search for jobs.   

Register online for CELA, for Homebound services or the exclusive Audiobook collection.   

Consumer Reports
Unbiased product reviews, ratings and recommendations for thousands of products.  Search from the library or from home with a valid library card. Click on this heading and then click on the link ( next to the Consumer Reports logo. Includes the current issue of the magazine and magazine archives back five years – find links to these at the bottom of the page. Includes Canadian ratings – find them under Canada Extra at the bottom of the page.

Encyclopædia Universalis
Considered to be one of the most scholarly of French-language encyclopedias, Encyclopædia Universalis is a French-language general encyclopedia for educated adult readers.

Easy-to-use searching for magazines, journals and more. Great for people new to research. Same content as MasterFILE Magazines.

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.

Premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.  

Access the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and numerous resources about the province, including The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names and a series of natural history guides.

Unlimited access to tens of thousands of professional online tutorials that help anyone learn software, design and business skills. Short, concise, and easy to understand, is for all skill levels and works on both Mac and PC.

MasterFile Magazines
Popular magazines covering nearly all subjects including current events, books and reading, consumer information, health and more.  Need help?  See our brochure.

The online equivalent of Coles Notes analyzes the most important written works in all genres—novels, short story, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world.  We also have this set in print in our Reference Collection at both branches.

My Canada
Learn English while learning about Canada's history, geography, government, culture and more.  Includes citizenship practice tests.

New York Times
Online access to the New York Times anywhere you have an Internet connection. Click this link.  Sign in with your library card.  Then click on 'New York Times'.  Register and log in.  You will need to re-log in after 72 hours. For access in library, including smart phones and tablets, go to to register and log in. See our brochure.

Reader’s advisory guide to fiction. Find fiction by subject, or read reviews and summaries. Includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes, and more.  See our NoveList brochure.  

Points to the Past
Nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content for BC residents.  Includes newspapers, maps and photos.

Digital versions of current newspapers and magazines from all over the world are available in dozens of languages (Globe and Mail available in-library only). Search by country, language or name of newspaper. To use PressReader, click on Sign In in the top right corner of the screen and choose the orange Library Card option. Search for Coquitlam Public Library, enter library card number and PIN, and click Sign in.

Thousands of language courses including ESL courses for 50 languages.  Includes interactive movies, scored quizzes and virtual coaching.  Clicking on Pronunciator takes you directly to the site.

Find eMagazines and downloadable eAudiobooks from RBdigital. The RBDigital mobile app is available for Apple and Android users.  

Road to IELTS
Online preparation and practice tests for IELTS.  Includes interactive activities, expert advice videos, hints and tips and downloadable practice tests.  Available in the library or from home with a valid library card.  Also available as an app for Apple and Android (tablets only).

Safari Books Online
The latest business, technology and computer books and videos from leading publishers.  Available in the library or from home with a valid library card. NOTE: A maximum of 12 people can access and read Safari Books at the same time. There is no limit for browsing the collection.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.  Includes ATV's, boat motors and much more.

Tech Boomers is a free, educational website with over 100 courses on using the Internet, websites, and apps. Tutorials cover a wide range of topics including basic Internet, Netflix, online shopping, and more! 


For kids.  Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers. 

Universalis Junior
The children's edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopædia Universalis.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards
BC bulletins, fact sheets, laws and inspection manuals relating to vehicle safety.  Available in library only.

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)