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

A-Z Databases

A | B | C | D | E | F |  G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W-Z 

Ancestry Library Edition

Access billions of genealogy records for Canada and around the world. Includes census information, vital, church, court and immigration records. Watch a tutorial video.

Auto Repair Source
Repair and service information for vehicles. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

A to Z Resources Suite
Free access to traditional recipes, information about food and culture, online maps and travel guides from around the world.

A to Z World Food: Food, culture and traditional recipes database for 174 countries.
A to Z World Travel: Travel guides for 202 cities worldwide.
A to Z Maps Online: Over 100,000 downloadable maps, geography games and teaching tools.

Pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire. Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.  

BC Codes Online (Building, Fire and Plumbing)
Includes the online version of the BC Building Code and the BC Fire Code.

Canadian Business Directory
Business directory that includes local businesses.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Comprehensive Canadian encyclopedia which includes articles, quizzes, timelines and special features.

Career Cruising
Use this career guidance and planning resource to find the right career, explore education and training options and search for jobs.   

Services for people with print disabilities.  

Browse, borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks. Download the app for your Android or Apple device, or for your computer. Need help? Watch a tutorial video

Consumer Reports
Unbiased product reviews, ratings and recommendations for thousands of products. Includes the current and back issues. Canadian ratings can be viewed under Canada Extra at the bottom of the page. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Creative Bug
Access more than 1000 online art and craft classes covering art and design, painting, sewing, quilting, knitting, leatherwork, jewellery and more. Classes include video tutorials, materials lists, instructions and patterns. Watch a tutorial video.

Global Road Warrior
An extensive country-by-country resource for learning about cultures, customs, history and language worldwide.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and TV with your library card. Visit Hoopla to sign up for an account and link your library card. 10 checkouts per month per card. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Access: Hoopla is licensed for Coquitlam residents only.

Stream award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Need help? Watch a video tutorial.  

Over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including documentaries, indie films, classics, and extensive children’s content. Includes public performance rights. Stream on any device. Get the app. 10 plays per month per card. Watch a video tutorial.

Access: Kanopy is licensed for Coquitlam residents only.
Unlimited access to professional, easy to understand online tutorials for learning software, design and business skills. Tutorials available for all skill levels. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

The online equivalent of Coles Notes analyzes notable works in all genres—novels, short story, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world. Also available in print in branch.

Login password: poirier

New York Times
Access the New York Times anywhere with an Internet connection. Click on New York Times, click Redeem, register for a New York Times account or login to an existing account. You will need to re-log in after 72 hours. Need help? View our brochure.

Reader’s advisory guide to fiction. Find fiction by subject, or read reviews and summaries. Includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes, and more.  See our NoveList brochure.  

Points to the Past
Nearly 200 million free, searchable resources for research including newspapers, maps and photos for BC residents.

Digital newspapers and magazines from all over the world, available in dozens of languages. To use PressReader, click on Sign In and choose the Library Card login option. Search for Coquitlam Public Library, enter library card number and PIN, and click Sign in. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Globe and Mail available in-library only

eMagazines and downloadable eAudiobooks. Also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Road to IELTS
Online preparation and practice tests for IELTS. Includes interactive activities, expert advice videos, hints and tips and downloadable practice tests. Available as an app for Apple and Android (tablets only).

Academic Edition: For people who want to study or train in English-speaking post-secondary institutions.

General Edition: Focuses on basic English language skills for social and workplace contexts.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for small engines. Includes ATV's, boat motors, motorcycles, lawn mowers and more. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Online tutorials and study guides for BC students in grades 3 - 12, including math, science and language arts. Track their progress and make personalized notes and flashcards. Access on any device. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Tech Boomers
Access over 100 courses on using the Internet, websites, and apps. Tutorials cover a wide range of topics including basic Internet, Netflix, online shopping, and more! 

Tense Buster
English language program that covers 33 key grammar areas for beginning to advanced learners. Includes activities, practice exercises, pronunciation work and progress tests.

Transparent Language Online 
Learn how to listen, speak, read and write more than 120 languages, including English. Access through a computer or on a device through the Transparent Language app. Login using an existing RBdigital account or create a new account. Use this help sheet or watch this tutorial to get started.


Read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Not accessible through the Tumblebooks app. Please use a browser to access Tumblebooks on mobile devices

Tumblebooks eBooks Suite
Read eBooks instantly on one of Tumblebooks' databases. No login necessary; no borrowing required. 

TumbleBookLibrary: K-6 children's eBooks
TumbleMath: K-6 math eBooks
TeenBookCloud: Gr. 7-12 eBooks
AudioBookCloud: eAudiobooks for all ages
RomanceBookCloud: Romance eBooks for adults

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Troubleshooting
Comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10. 

Universalis Junior
The children's edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopædia Universalis.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards
BC bulletins, fact sheets, laws and inspection manuals relating to vehicle safety.  Available in library only.

Find additional databases sorted by topic on our Digital Content page. 

Unless otherwise specified, access databases in-library or from anywhere with an Internet connection using your library barcode and PIN (usually the last 4-digits of your phone number). Need help? See our Good Online Stuff brochure.

The databases and online resources listed are provided by third-party websites, which may ask you to provide your library barcode and PIN or your email address. These websites have their own privacy policies and may host your personal information on a server outside Canada. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third-party website you visit before agreeing to their services. Coquitlam Public Library bears no responsibility for the privacy policies and practices of third-party websites.

Email: Ask the Library
Call 604-937-4141 for Poirier branch
Call 604-554-7323 for City Centre branch

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.