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

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed December 25, 26 and 27 as well as January 1 and 2 for the Christmas Holidays.
Library Link will be closed December 21 – 31, inclusive. We’ll be back January 4. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for stocking stuffers? Click here for some great ideas.

Need a holiday gift idea for someone who loves the Library? Consider making a charitable donation on their behalf. Specify which library service you would like to support and have an optional Christmas eCard sent, informing the recipient of your gift. Fill out the Online Donation Form.

Remote Printing 

Coquitlam Public Library now offers 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.

Reading Lounge

Sit, relax, and read newspapers in our new Reading Lounge, located at the Poirier branch.

The Evergreen Line Arrives at the Library

Join us at Coquitlam Central Station during the Grand Opening. We will be handing out commemorative buttons starting at 10:30 am. You can then take the SkyTrain to Lincoln Station and come visit us across the street at the City Centre branch. 

Also, come to the Translink information table at the City Centre branch on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 12 - 1pm. 

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.

Coquitlam's 125th Birthday: Historical Photo of the Month

Every month throughout 2016, we will feature an image from Coquitlam's past.

Click on the image on the left to see the photo for the month of December. Happy 125th!

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.

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: A glimpse into the work being done at the City of Coquitlam Archives and Library and Archives Canada to remember the men and women who served in the First World War.

At Poirier branch: Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pens by local artist Mal Phillips.  

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)