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

We're Open!

The City Centre and Poirier branches are have now re-opened to the public.

New procedures have been implemented to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. We welcome you back with a selection of modified services as listed below, with plans to gradually expand services.

Here's a quick tour of what to expect during your visit:

*Click on the video title for full screen options.

Our Hours

City Centre branch      Monday to Thursday      10:00 am - 8:00 pm   
  Friday to Sunday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Poirier branch Monday to Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  Friday to Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seniors' Hour (60+) Wednesdays
9:00 am - 10:00 am

*For full holiday hours and closures, please visit our Hours & Locations page

Protective Safety Measures

We will be following the recommended guidelines from the BC Health Authority. 

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a staff member at the entrance. Please follow their directions and navigational signage posted throughout the Library.

Library Visit Basics:

  • Visits are limited to 2 hour max
  • Occupancy limits
  • Separate entrance and exit doors; please pay attention to in-branch navigational and physical distancing signage 
  • No food or drink


  • Staff have been trained in proper hand hygiene and will be wearing masks or face shields
  • Library surfaces will be sanitized on a regular basis
  • We encourage customers to have good hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer stations are available in-branch, washrooms are open to promote hand washing. Instructions for proper hand washing is available on washroom mirrors.

Services Available

Collections, Holds and Returns

  • Select collections and book displays for browsing
    - Please ask Help Desk staff for any missing collections you need
    - Leave unwanted materials on carts - do not re-shelve
  • Holds pickup in-branch and by curbside pickup
  • Return box located near the entrance just outside the branch; all returned items are quarantined for 72 hours

Self-Serve Services

  • Self-checkout machines for borrowing
  • Payment system at self-checkout machines; debit or credit only
  • Printing, photocopying, faxing and scanning services

Computer, Internet and DVD Player Services

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi use; standing tables available for customers bringing in their own laptop or device
  • Library computer use:

        - 1 hour time limit per person, per day with option to extend for 1 additional hour 
        - Reservation required - same day or next day reservations
        - Book in-person, by phone 604-554-7323 or online 
        - Keyboard covers wiped down after each use

  • DVD players: available for loan at Poirier for in-branch use. Headphones not included; earbuds available for purchase for $2.00.

In-Branch Help

  • Limited in-person help available
  • Help sheets for databases and services available 


  • Limited seating available
  • At City Centre branch: in Children's Area along windows adjacent to Pinetree Way
  • At Poirier branch: in the study area behind World Languages

Temporarily Unavailable

  • Digitization Station: digitizing and imaging 
  • Innovation Hub: 3D printing and virtual reality
  • Select browsing collections including music CDs, CD books, magazines and newspapers 
    - For music CDs place a request at the Help Desk
    - For magazines and CD books place a hold through our catalogue 
  • Meeting rooms, group study rooms and silent study rooms
  • Interlibrary loans - for more info, please contact


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.