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

Election Polling Station Information

The City Centre Branch will be a polling station on Tuesday, May 9. On that day, the branch will open an hour earlier at 8:00 am.

Election Day Parking

On Election Day, the City Centre branch will be busier than normal and parking spaces will be very limited. Please check the City of Coquitlam parking information page for parking alternatives.

2017 Provincial General Election

The Provincial General Election will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Find information on how to vote, what you need to vote, and how to register to vote on our Provincial Election page

Also, visit the Library's election information table, at both of our branches, featuring Elections BC and candidate information.

Programs and Events: April - June 2017

The Library has a full slate of programs and events for Spring 2017. Click here or on the cover to see what's on.

Mental Health Week 2017

From May 2 - 12, the Library will be hosting several free programs focusing on a variety of mental health issues. Click here for more information.

Tech Club

Topic: Internet Security

Friday, May 5, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street


How secure is your computer? Bring your questions about internet security to this one hour class. We will present best practices on how to stay safe while having fun online with email, Facebook, Apps and much more.

Join our Monthly Tech Club sessions Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online.

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 will award cash prizes, trophies and medals to the students with the top projects. Registration is now closed.

What Your Cell Phone Says About You!

Saturday, May 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way

You could be giving away a lot more than you think! Protect your privacy on your cell and online! Join us for a special talk in anticipation of Privacy Awareness Week. Justin Hodkinson, Senior Investigator for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC will tell us how we can identify privacy risks, learn which permissions to are OK to grant, and why we need to be careful of how we use our smartphones. Learn what you can do to protect your privacy before something goes wrong!

All ages are welcome to attend. There is no charge for this program and registration is not required.

Gwynne Dyer on the Trump Era

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way


Spend an evening with Gwynne Dyer, journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs. His new presentation, "The Trump Era: Barking Up the Wrong Tree", examines the larger implications of Mr. Trump's election to the US presidency.

Tickets are $10 per person. Get tickets here.

Classical Music Appreciation

Fridays, April 21 – June 23, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Do you enjoy classical music? Join others who share your interests and listen to music, learn about composers, exchange thoughts and experience music together. Participation is encouraged.

Bring your bag lunch and savour this sophisticated and complex art. Registration is not required for this free program -- just drop in!

New Online Resource!

Techboomers.com is a free, educational website with over 100 courses on using the Internet, websites, and apps.

Tutorials cover a wide range of topics including basic Internet, Netflix, online shopping, and more! Click here to get started.


Book Club Sets

book club members meetingBelong to a book club? Looking for a new title to read and discuss. Browse and print out our new and improved book club sets list.

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.

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.

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 Dogwood Photography club has a georgeous display of photographs featuring many different techniques and subjects.  

At Poirier branch: Ingrid Davitt shares her exhibition of etched designs on glass and painted glass decorations. Some items feature Native designs including bears, eagles, salmon and more. 

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.

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.

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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)