Thanksgiving Hours

City Centre

Sun, Nov 10: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Nov. 11: Closed


Sun, Nov. 10: Closed
Mon, Nov. 11: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 

We are currently experiencing issues with Safari Books and Universalis Junior. Thanks for your patience. We're working on it! 

2019 Federal Election

The 2019 Federal Election will be held on October 21, 2019. Find voting and candidate information at either of our branches. Keep up to date with election information on our election page.

Download the CoqLibrary App

- Check your account
- Download eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Stream movies and music
- Read magazines and newspapers
- Book a room
- Learn a language
- Access your digital library card

Available for Apple and Android.

Creating Resumes and Cover Letters that Get You the Job!

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, October 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Resumes and cover letters are essential parts of every job search. Get equipped with the tools you need to create resumes and cover letters that get you the job. At the end of the workshop, there will be a short resume clinic, during which a Career Adviser from WorkBC Centre Coquitlam will take a look at your resume and provide brief feedback. Register online.

SFU Café Scientifique: How to Cope with Our Increasingly Complex World

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

As the world around us grows more complex we tend to believe our problems are beyond hope. Yet, if we recognize that complex problems are not the same as complicated problems we could approach these challenges differently.

Led by SFU professor Diane Finegood, this Café will explore the differences between simple, complicated and complex problems and consider how we need to shift our approach to complexity. Register at

Book Binding Demonstration

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  This program is full

Presented by Mike Toddington. Learn how books were originally bound and repaired. Register by phone at 604-939-2163. Registration deadline is October 16. 

Presented by the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library

H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program

Are you and your family ready for an emergency? This fall, the City of Coquitlam will be holding H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness sessions at the Library. These sessions will cover both man-made and natural hazards, including power outages and earthquakes.

Sign up for a two-hour session to learn how you can be a H.E.R.O. and be prepared to help yourself and others. Check the schedule, then register online or phone 604-927-4386.

Programs & Events Guide - Fall 2019

Program & Events Guide: Fall 2019Our new Programs & Events Guide for fall 2019 includes:
•  School Success programs
•  teen volunteer opportunities
•  art and writing contests for kids and teens
•  employment advice
•  help for newcomers
...and much more!
 Online version                            Printable version

Copies are 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. Get more information and an application form.

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)


CELA has taken over literary services previously provided by CNIB. Patrons who register with CELA are eligible to receive audiobooks on MP3 format discs delivered to their homes by mail.

CELA resources include a DAISY magazine service as well as materials for educators including 450,000+ accessible books in formats such as Braille, audio or ebook. 

Register online for CELA to have their materials delivered to your home. For more information, please contact us at 604-937-4165 or

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)