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

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
  Sunday

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

Hygiene 

  • 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 

Seating

  • 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 interlibraryloans@coqlibrary.ca

 

 
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.