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 closure date information


Labour Day

The Poirier branch will be closed on Sunday, September 2 for the Labour Day long weekend.  Both branches of the Library will be closed on Monday, September 3.

NOTE: Outlook Outline (Interlibrary Loans) will be unavailable September 1 - 3 due to maintenance.

New and Improved Room Booking  

We have changed the way you book study rooms and meeting rooms at Coquitlam Public Library. 

Please check out our new software, booking policies and regulations, and links to the new software on our room booking pages. 

Meeting Room Rentals

• Separate fees will be charged to commercial (for-profit) and non-profit organizations. Non-profit organizations will receive a discounted rental rate for all bookings.

• Non-profit groups may request one fee waiver per month, if their meeting meets certain conditions. 

• Room bookings may be requested outside of regular opening hours (fees will apply)

• The two-bookings-per-month limit has been removed – additional bookings are welcome. Ongoing classes or workshop series (e.g. weekly sessions) require special approval

• Room setup will be available as an added service, for an additional fee

Any rentals that have currently been accepted in our system will be grandfathered under the current room booking regulations. See details

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms can now be booked a day in advance or same day. See details.


Video Games

Starting Monday, July 30, you will be able to renew and place holds on video games.



2018 PNE Library Day

Near PNE Gate 4, between Toon City and Rollerland
Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Meet us at the Fair! Join Coquitlam Public Library at Library Day at the PNE! Show your BC library card at the admission gate to get in for just $6 ($9 off the standard adult admission fee). Kids under 13 are always free.

Public Library Day is brought to you by your local library, Public Library InterLINK, Tim Hortons, Raise a Reader, the Vancouver Canucks, the Canucks Family Education Centre and the PNE.

Sign up for eNews Jr.

You’ve met CPL eNews, now meet eNews Jr. Our newest newsletter will feature 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!

New Fall Story Time Schedule

Check out our Fall 2018 Story Time schedule for the Poirier and City Centre branches.

2018 Summer Reading Clubs

family reading outdoorsCome to the first of our Summer Reading Club Medal Awards Ceremonies at City Centre Branch, Saturday, August 18. Get details


Tech Training: Microsoft Word

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, August 23, 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.

September Tech Club: Introduction to Robots - Sphero Sprk+ 

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, September 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tech Club is a monthly program for adults who are curious about technology.

Use block coding to make our new Sphero robots move, light up and make noise. Bring your own blue tooth enabled smart phone or tablet to download the free Sphero Edu app. Register online.


Program & Events Guide - Summer 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Summer 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 also available at your local branch.

Or to get program information delivered directly to your email, sign up for CPL eNews and eNews Jr.

Truth and Reconciliation Reading List

Libraries across the country have been responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action. Coquitlam Public Library's Truth and Reconciliation Reading List contains many related fiction and nonfiction titles. Check out these titles at either of our branches.


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: The Port Moody Art Association is exhibiting a curated collection of vibrant and diverse original artworks from various member artists.
At Poirier Branch: Dynamic and abstract artwork that displays the personal development and professional journey of the artist Jacqueline Satterwhite. 

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)