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

ESL Programs and Services


COVID-19 Time Capsule Project

Contribute something special to our Community Time Capsule. In partnership with Coquitlam Heritage and the City of Coquitlam Archives, we are collecting memorabilia that captures our community experience during this public health crisis. Find out more about this project and how to make a submission. 

Interested in Becoming a Library Champion?

Smiling Canadian newcomersGain Canadian work experience, build skills, meet new people and give back to your community by becoming a Library Champion.

For more information, please see New to BC or email Branka.

English as an Additional Language Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, August 25 | 1:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Email to register

Our next read is From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Phone us at 604-554-7323 and mention the EAL Book Club to reserve your copy. New members welcome!

English Practice Groups

Looking for a friendly and fun place to practice your English, meet new friends and learn more about your local community? Join this FREE, drop-in program held at various locations across the Tri-Cities.

Join at any time! Participants must be at least 19 years old.
View online schedule or print a copy.

ESL Book Club Sets

Start an ESL Book Club! We have easy-to-read English book club sets you can borrow. Find out more.

Arrival Advisor

New to British Columbia? Use the Arrival Advisor app to help you get settled. Whether you need a job, want to learn English, or connect with your community, find all the information and services you need to get started in your new community. It’s free, in your language, and personalized for you. Try it today!


   Click here for our Citizenship Information Page  

Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass

As of June 17, 2019, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship has decided to fully transition to a digital format with Canoo and end all paper card printing of the Culture Access Pass. For more information, please visit the Canoo Help Centre.

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership

Access immigrant programs and community resources through the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP).

The goal of the TCLIP is to develop welcoming and inclusive communities where both long term residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment. 

English and ESL Classes

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers a Foundations English Class, Level 3 at the City Centre branch. Registration is at Coquitlam Continuing Education. Please check or call 604-936-4261 for information about registration requirements.

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many levels of English and ESL classes, and only charges a small admin fee.  Phone 604-936-4261 for more information.

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.