Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday

Click here for closure dates

Tame Your Tech - Special Tech Help Event

Thursday, January 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room

Do you need help with your eReader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone? Coquitlam Public Library is here to help. Register now to attend this free tech help event by calling 604-554-7323, by emailing askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca or in-person at the library. 

New York Times Online

Online access to the New York Times anywhere you have an Internet connection. Click this link.  Sign in with your library card.  Then click on 'New York Times'.  Register and log in.  You will need to re-log in after 72 hours. For in-library access, including smart phones and tablets, go to www.nytimes.com/register to register and log in.

Remote Printing 

Coquitlam Public Library is now offering remote printing services through PrinterOn at City Centre and Poirier branches. Send print jobs to your preferred library branch from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Click here for detailed instructions.

Family Games for Literacy

Thursday, January 26, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
City Centre Branch
Rooms 136 and 137

Play board games and test your vocabulary with a giant word search puzzle. Kids and parents are welcome at this event, which is an early celebration of Family Literacy Day. Registration not required for this free program. Just drop in and join us.


Science Expo 2017

Science Expo atom
Thursday, May 11, 3:30 - 8:30 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way


The library is hosting it's second annual Science Expo. Like last year, it will include students from elementary, middle and high schools across the Tri-Cities. We'll award cash prizes, trophies and medals to the students with the top projects. Follow the link for more details.

Canadiana 101

Welcome to Canada! Find out what you need to know about our vast country in a series of classes for ESL newcomers with LINC 4 English and up. 

Classes are held twice each week from 10:00 – 11:30 am
in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier Branch. Click here for more information.

Innovation Hub at City Centre

Come to the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life. Open houses will be on Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm, starting January 26.

To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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: Handmade jewellery by Donna Ann Couturier that exude a vintage style with modern flair.  

At Poirier branch: Colourful paintings by Shu Xiong Lin.

Centre for Equitable Library Access


If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here.

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.

Are You New To BC?

newtobcVisit NewToBC.ca to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.

Newcomers Questions and Answers and Helpful Resources from NewToBC

Read more about Library Champions.

Phone 604-937-4248 to find out how to become a Library Champion at Coquitlam Public Library.

tcwclogoThe Tri-Cities Welcoming Project lists services in their Newcomers Directory. Find out about our cultural diversity or browse newsletters in their  Community Profiles.

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)