Remembrance Day

Both Poirier and City Centre branches will be closed on Sunday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.

We will reopen on Monday, November 12.

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find 2018 closure information


BC Referendum Information Session

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Be informed before you mail in your vote! This session will explain proportional representation voting systems, and consider the pros and cons of changing how we vote in BC. Drop-in, no registration required. 

The Referendum’s mail in voting period is October 22 to November 30. See our BC Referendum page for more information.

Tech Training: Microsoft Word I

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, November 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn the essential features of Microsoft Word 2010, including inputting editing and formatting text, copying and pasting, and saving files.

Are you new to computers, or looking to build on essential skills? Each Tech Training class will focus on a specific topic and cover some of your most-asked questions. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required.

Registration is required for these free classes — go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

British Columbia: Graced by Nature’s Palette with author Frank Townsley

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Tuesday, November 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Join painter and photographer Frank Townsley, author of British Columbia: Graced by Nature’s Palette, as he shares some incredible images capturing BC’s landscapes, flora and fauna. Frank will discuss photography, the regions of our province and the stories behind some of his inspiring shots.

Register online.

Program & Events Guide - Fall 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2018 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.
Read it now on issuu or print the PDF version.

Copies are also available at your local branch. Or to get program information delivered directly to your email, sign up for CPL eNews and eNews Jr.

Sign up for eNews Jr.

You’ve met CPL eNews, now meet eNews Jr. Our newest newsletter features programs for babies, children, tweens, teens and families, as well as library news and librarian's picks for great books, movies and more! Sign up for eNews Jr. today!


Display Cases

We have museum quality glass display cases at both branches for local artists and crafters to exhibit their works. For more information and an application form click here.

At City Centre Branch: Artist Ingrid Davitt presents a collection of etched glass and painted glass decorations featuring Native designs including various animals and objects.
At Poirier Branch: The Tri-City Potters present "Wild" Spoons.  An interesting and whimsical take on the simple form of the spoon.  Come in and view the many styles ranging from nature inspired to abstract to pop art.  

Centre for Equitable Library Access


If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here. Also, find out about CELA's Daisy magazine service and educator's materials.

Register online for CELA, for Homebound services or the exclusive Audiobook collection. For more information, please contact us at 604-937-4165 or outreach@coqlibrary.ca.

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. 

Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)