575 Poirier Street
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Click on My Account/Renewals at the top of the Library’s home page. Enter your library barcode followed by your PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to login.
Learn more about what you can do in your online account with our tutorial here.
Your password/PIN is usually the last four digits of your phone number. You can change it if you prefer.
You can borrow eBooks for free online from eBook providers which the Library subscribes to.
To get started, go to eReads & Audiobooks; choose an eBook provider (Hoopla or Libby by OverDrive) and set up a free account. Read the instructional guides or watch the video tutorials that are linked next to the eBook provider for help.
For help with other databases, check out our video tutorials on Niche Academy.
From any Coquitlam Public Library webpage, use the search box located at the top of the page. Use the drop-down menu to select the type of search you want – title, author or subject. Type in your search term and hit enter or click on the search icon.
For suggestions on what to read next, visit our New Titles & Staff Picks page.
Request a book using Illume Interlibrary Loans.
Illume is a provincial service where you can look for materials in nearly all of the province's public, college and institute libraries, and request items to be sent to your home library.
See our Interlibrary Loans page for more information.
Suggest that the Library purchase the item by filling in the Suggest a Purchase online form. Purchase requests are more likely to be filled if they are less than one year old and of broad general interest.
Please note, we do not process suggestions for items that are not yet published.
We do not place holds on your behalf if your suggested item is already available or on order in the catalogue.
Most titles arrive between 4-6 months after the title is announced. Some titles arrive earlier, others may take up to a year or more if there is a delay in publication.
Yes, we accept donations of books and audio-visual materials that are recently published, of popular interest and in excellent condition. We review all donations according to our purchased material standards; items that do not meet those standards may be sold in our book sales or discarded.
We will accept up to 20 items at a time, delivered to either of our two branches. For larger donations, we ask that you please email the Manager, E-Branch and Collections. No tax receipts will be issued for donated materials. Once received, the donations are the exclusive property of Coquitlam Public Library.
We do not accept the following:
At the Poirier branch, the book drops are outside the building to the right of the entrance.
You can park in the parkade directly above the library branch for up to 4 hours free-of-charge.
To extend your free parking beyond that, you must get a parking pass from the City Centre branch Help Desk. The parking pass will give you up to an additional four hours free parking.
Library users can only park directly above the library branch; parking in the Henderson mall parkade while using the Library will result in getting ticketed by Diamond Parking Service. The Library is not responsible for any parking ticket disputes.
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (HUN-kuh-MEE-num) word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-KWET-lum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The Coquitlam Public Library is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the q̓ic̓əy̓ (kat-zee), and other Coast Salish Peoples.