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


Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

The Poirier branch will be closed on Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

The City Centre branch will be open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on both days. 

Volunteer for the Coquitlam Public Library Board

Have some time to contribute to your community? Are you interested in creativity, discovery and knowledge? Coquitlam City Council invites applications from residents of Coquitlam to fill vacancies on the Coquitlam Public Library Board commencing January 2019.

Find out more information, including how to apply.

New and Improved Room Booking

We have made booking rooms at the Library faster and easier. See our group study room and meeting room pages for details.


Local History Room Digitization Station

Bring your old photos, home movies and camcorder footage back to life at the Library's new Digitization Station. Located within our Local History Room, the Digitization Station allows you to digitize photos, slides, VHS tape, audio cassette and Super 8 film. Find out more.

Coquitlam Public Library thanks the Coquitlam Foundation whose Canada 150 Grant made these upgrades to the Local History Room possible.

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!


Fall Story Time Schedule

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

Tech Training: Introduction to Email

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, September 20, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Discover the essential functions of email, including: sending, receiving and forwarding email, saving a contact, attaching documents and images, and printing.

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.

Feel the Beat: BC Culture Days

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, September 29, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of drumming performances in celebration of BC Culture Days. Performances will include Korean and Chinese drummers.

All ages are welcome. Kids can also enjoy interactive First Nations drumming workshops. See our performance schedule.

Registration is not needed--just drop in!

Family Story Time

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Sunday, September 301:00 - 1:30 pm

For children under 6 years old

Join us for family story time and enjoy songs, stories and rhymes for children ages birth to six years old. Then, stay for the Municipal All-Candidates Meet, Greet and Eat event immediately afterwards; see below for details. 

Municipal All-Candidates Meet, Greet and Eat

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Sunday, September 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Come by and meet local candidates running for Mayor and Council in the upcoming Municipal Election (Saturday, October 20). 

Drop-in, no registration required. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to drop in to the Family Story Time beforehand.

Stay tuned to our Local Elections page for more 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.

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: 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)