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

Sunday
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+)

Wednesdays
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Truth & Reconciliation 

Calls to Action

We are working to respond to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report that have particular relevance to libraries.

These include:

  • Working with local Aboriginal community groups in homework help

  • Ensuring culturally, and age-appropriate collections are made available

  • Providing culturally appropriate programming, involving parents and elders

  • Using the principles and approaches of Community-led librarianship to ensure that community needs are identified, prioritized and met

  • Providing culturally appropriate/relevant information literacy workshops

  • Ensuring that story times support early childhood education programs for Aboriginal families

  • Working with local associations, community groups, and city partners to provide culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families

  • Providing access to relevant government reports

  • Providing space, resources and facilities to enable public dialogue, public/private partnerships and public initiatives for reconciliation

  • Introducing core training for all staff to ensure awareness of the inter-generational impact of residential schools and colonization

  • Forming staff working group to focus on furthering reconciliation within the Library

  • Adopting a formal statement acknowledging the Treaty, unceded and traditional territory on which the library sits 

Reading Lists

Readers can play a vital role by reading. See our Truth and Reconciliation Reading Lists.

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.
 
Library Locations

Poirier Branch

575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-554-7323


City Centre Branch

1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-7323
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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.