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


Coquitlam Public Library Is Shaking Things Up!

focus group Help shape the future of the Library by filling out an online survey, then enter to win a Coquitlam Public Library messenger bag filled with goodies, including a cell phone powerbar!

Thank you for sharing your ideas and insights.


Spring Break Festival Contest

Hey kids! Get a library card, See a show!

Win tickets for a Spring Break Festival show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Tuesday, March 20. Enjoy a performance of either Cinderella or Robin Hood.

Enter the contest by:

  • Signing up for, or showing, your Library Card between February 23 and March 13, and
  • Signing up for the Spring Break Festival Contest at either Library branch or online

Get a chance to win 4 tickets to a Dufflebag Theatre show at Evergreen Cultural Centre! Draw will be held on Wednesday, March 14. The shows will be at the following times:

Robin Hood - 10:00 am

Cinderella - 1:00 pm


More Library Access! More Library Service!

Our new expanded hours at City Centre Branch :

10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sundays
10:00 am - 5:00 pm on most public holidays*


*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day at City Centre Branch. No change at Poirier Branch.

The Library thanks the City of Coquitlam for making these hours possible.

Become a CPL Social Media Ambassador

Love the library? Sign up to become a CPL Social Media Ambassador, and you can help us spread the word about all the great things happening in your library! Learn more.

CPL eNews

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March Tech Club: Introduction to Coding with Scratch

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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

In this course we will introduce you to the concepts of block coding using the free program Scratch.  Bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm as you learn exciting new coding skills. 

Register online.


Chinese New Year: 2018, Year of the Dog

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome the arrival of spring and the Year of the Dog. Come and celebrate!

Seats are limited for this free program, and registration is required. Please phone Shirley Chan at 604-554-7345 to register.

Science Expo 2018

Science Expo atomCoquitlam Public Library will host its third annual Science Expo on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Tri-Cities students from grades 4 to 12 will display their experiments and innovations at the City Centre Branch for a chance to win medals, trophies and some of the $2,000-plus in prize money. For more information about the Expo, or for registration and consent forms, click here.

History Room Upgrades

A big thank you to the Coquitlam Foundation for being key in the Library receiving a Canada 150 grant! The grant is going towards the cost of the History Room at Poirier branch, and will enable the Library to update the microfilm / microfiche reader and printer, get a new digital scanner, a new computer, and more! 

                                    Find out more about the grant.

Coquitlam's Canada 150 Mosaic

Coquitlam Public Library and its partner organizations unveiled Coquitlam’s Canada 150 Mosaic on Saturday, December 2. See videos of the Tile Event and the Unveiling Event. Also, see photos of both events

Program & Events Guide - Winter 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Winter 2018 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Read it now on issuu.


Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

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: Unique handcrafted accessories and jewelry by Amuse Your Muse. The pieces created by Dina and Florida (the team behind Amuse Your Muse) incorporate materials like extra-fine merino wool, silk, natural gemstones, and wood. 

At Poirier branch: Ingrid Davitt displays etched design on glass and painted glass decorations.  Many featuring First Nations designs including bears, eagles and hummingbirds.  

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. 

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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)