By: Melani Williams
Coquitlam Public Library has lots of ways to make your library experience a great one. Let us tell you how!
If you’re looking for something to read, watch, or listen to but not sure where to start, check out our Using the Library Catalogue brochure for help searching the catalogue and placing a hold. You can reserve (hold) almost any title and pick it up within one week of your hold notification. Some exceptions apply.
If you are really enjoying what you have borrowed but are not quite done yet, you can renew your items and extend the loan if you need more time. Some exceptions may apply.
If you know you’ll be away for a while and are worried about missing out on a hold, why not suspend your holds? You can re-activate them once you’re ready to pick them up! To learn more about managing your account, renewing your items and suspending your holds, check out our Patron Account brochure
If you plan to get away from it all but don’t want to worry about renewing (and may not have internet or reception where you are going), you can ask our friendly Help Desk staff for a Vacation Loan with an extended loan period of up to nine weeks! Some exceptions apply.
If you’re not finding what you’re looking for, why not tell us what you want? You can recommend items for our collection by filling out a Suggest a Purchase form. If the item you want is more than two years old, we recommend you request an Interlibrary Loan. We may not have what you want, but another library might. Let us help! Click here for more information about our Interlibrary Loan service.
If the problem is that you have too many things to read, watch, or listen to, why not keep a list? You can create a booklist or bookshelf that you can save or share. To find out more, watch our tutorial. Or to see lots of examples of staff and customer booklists, go to our What to Read page! You can also create a saved title list through your account and save your reading history to keep track of all your favourites. To learn how to do this, log in to your account and go to the Help option at the bottom of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select Saving Results with Title List and then scroll to find Save a Title List in your Library Account.
For more information on how to maximize your library experience, please ask at the Help Desk or email our Ask team!