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

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 at either of our branches or online here.
Ticket are Sold Out at both branches. 

June Tech Club Topic: Coding

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



What is Coding? Bring your curiosity to this fun one hour class. We will learn basic coding by playing a game. Surprise your kids with your mad new coding skills.

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. Registration is required; click here for details.

Third Biannual All Nations Festival - Coast Salish Stories

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way

We invite you to attend an Indigenous writer's symposium featuring various leading Indigenous authors, including Lee Maracle. Coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, we look forward to showcasing the amazing contributions and resilience of Indigenous writers in their communities and across Canada. Indigenous writers will present their words and experiences to a mixed audience of Coquitlam readers and authors.

In collaboration with Red Wolf Spirit Adventures Society and Coquitlam School School District #43 Aboriginal Education. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required - just drop in!

Science Expo 2017

Science Expo atomThe second annual Science Expo hosted by Coquitlam Public Library, in partnership with SD43, the City of Coquitlam, and Douglas College was held on May 11.

This year's event was open to elementary, middle, and secondary schools across the Tri-Cities. Students really impressed with a wide variety of innovative and exciting projects. A huge congratulations to all participants and winners. We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered and participated in this year's event. 


Mobile App Survey

Do have you have a mobile device? Do you use the Library? Fill out a 3 minute survey and tell us about it. 

2016 Annual Report

Hot off the presses, the Library's latest annual report is here. Click here or on the cover to see it.

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.

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!

Tiny Stories Contest

Write a story in a paragraph for our Tiny Stories Contest! Win prizes!

Contest runs from May 29 - July 14. Click here for details.



Summer Reading Club 2017

Take a walk on the wild side this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club. Registration begins June 1. Join us at either branch on Saturday, June 17 for our annual kick-off party. Festivities begin at 10:00 am at the Poirier branch and 2:00 pm at the City Centre branch. More details coming soon.

Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club

middle schoolers readingWrite short book reviews to win prizes all through the summer. For students who have just finished grade 5, 6, 7 or 8.


Starting June 1, register in person at either branch of Coquitlam Public Library. Go to the Help Desk to register and get some book review forms. Earn a prize book with your first review. Additional reviews will be entered for weekly prize draws. The program runs until the beginning of September. 

Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.

Adult Summer Reading Club

Coquitlam Public Library presents: The Adult Summer Reading Club, June 15 - August 31

couple reading booksJoin us to explore great Canadian books and authors in our Canada 150 themed summer reading club. Read books to win prizes and join us for our summer wrap up party and prize draw on August 31. Sign up at either branch of the Coquitlam Public Library.  

Follow us on Twitter @Coqlibrary and participate in our weekly contests for a chance to win your very own CPL library mug.

How do you sign up?  In branch. It's easy! Read 5 books by Canadian authors from all regions of Canada. Submit your finished reading record to be stamped and entered into the grand prize draw by August 30. Don't know any great Canadian books?  We do, and we like to share.

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.

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 collection of beautiful art work by students from Hampton Park Elementary school.  

At Poirier branch: Dogwood Photography Club presents a diverse collection of stunning photographs that demonstrate a variety of photographic styles and techniques.   

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)