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

Coquitlam History

Coquitlam: Then and Now Online

Coquitlam: Then and Now is also online.  Published in 2011 by Coquitlam Public Library in partnership with the New Horizons for Seniors ProgramCoquitlam: Then and Now contains a century's worth of images and stories.  

Click on the book cover icon to take a journey through our community's history.


Coquitlam 100 Years Book

This digital collection consists of a series of historic photographs, dating from 1913-1948, belonging to the Coquitlam Public Library, which were featured in the 1991 publication, Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past.

Coquitlam 100 Years
 Subject Index 

Coquitlam 100 Years Name Index

Photographic Collection

The Coquitlam 100 Years Photographic Collection is made up of hundreds of culturally significant black and white photographs of important landscapes, buildings, and figures from Coquitlam’s history. The prints of these photographs are now housed at the City of Coquitlam Archives.


Digitization Station

Bring your old photos, home movies and camcorder footage back to life at the Library's new Digitization Station. Located within our Local History Room, the Digitization Station allows you to digitize photos, slides, VHS tape, audio cassette and Super 8 film. Find out more.

Coquitlam Public Library thanks the Coquitlam Foundation whose Canada 150 Grant made these upgrades to the Local History Room possible.

Other Historical Resources

Obituary Index

Surnames A to L (1911 - 1949)
Surnames M to Z (1911 - 1949)

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.