Library Hours

City Centre branch

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Sunday
and Holidays
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Poirier branch

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 

*Curbside holds pickup available during opening hours

Seniors' Hour (60+)

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Employment Opportunities

Current Job Postings

Application Process

To apply for employment with Coquitlam Public Library please:

  • send an email to with your cover letter and resume attached in PDF format
  • the subject line must include the job code of the posting for which you are applying
  • to apply for multiple postings, only one email is required; however, please include all applicable job codes in the subject line.

Applications will be screened and short listed. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Only those interviewed will receive notification of the final decision. 

All applications are kept on file for six (6) months, after which time they are shredded.

As a condition of employment, the successful applicant must undergo a criminal record check.

Union Certification

Employees of the Coquitlam Public Library are required to join CUPE Local 561. The Collective Agreement specifies terms of employment, including wages and benefits. Under the agreement with CUPE, employment opportunities are offered internally first.


There are 6 departments within the Library:

  • Administration
  • Customer Experiences
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Programming and Community Connections
  • Collections and Technical Services
  • Innovation and Technology Services. 

Employment Positions

There are several levels of paid employment available at Coquitlam Public Library. Some positions require specific qualifications. Volunteer positions are not available.

Librarian – Requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited North American university and a valid driver’s license.

Customer Experiences Staff positions:

  • Customer Experiences Lead
  • Customer Assistant II
  • Library Page

Requirements depend on specific positions. The entry-level position for external applicants is Library Page.

Positions in other departments include:

  • Library Technician
  • Publicity and Promotions Clerk
  • Systems Technician
  • Program Assistant
  • Acquisitions Clerk
  • Maintenance/Delivery Driver
Library Locations

Poirier Branch

575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch

1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1

We acknowledge that Coquitlam Public Library provides service on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish and Sto’:lo Nations.