Upcoming Holiday Hours

City Centre

Good Friday
Friday, Apr. 10:
10:00-5:00 pm

Sunday, Apr. 12:
10:00-5:00 pm

Easter Monday
Monday, Apr. 13
10:00-5:00 pm


Good Friday
Friday, Apr. 10:

Sunday, Apr. 12:

Easter Monday
Monday, Apr. 13

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 


Ancestry Library Edition

New! Access billions of genealogy records for Canada and around the world using Ancestry Library Edition. Includes census information, vital, church, court and immigration records. Licensed for in-library use only.

The Friends of the Library Trivia Night

Trivia Night 2020: The Roaring Twenties!

Poirier branch 
Friday, April 3 at 7:00 pm

Save the date! Get ready to roar with your best 1920’s look and enjoy a fun evening of questions with friends and neighbours. Tickets are $25 each. Win fabulous prizes and bragging rights! Proceeds will support Coquitlam Public Library's kids' activity wall.

Science Expo 2020

Science Expo 2020 Logo
Coquitlam Public Library will host its fifth annual Science Expo on May 14, 2020. A partnership program between the Library, School District 43 and Douglas College, the Expo invites Tri-Cities students in gr. 4 to 12 to exhibit science projects at the library for a chance to win prizes. Winners will receive more than $2,000 in prize cheques, plus trophies and medals. Visit the Science Expo page for more details.

Fraud Prevention 101

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Thursday, March 12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

City Centre branch, Room 136
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Learn to protect yourself from fraud in this special program with a Coquitlam RCMP Policing Services representative. Session covers common types of scams, how to protect yourself from them and what to do if you fall victim to a scam. Register by clicking on the specific date above.

Persian New Year Celebration

City Centre branch, Rooms 136, 137 & 127
Saturday, March 14
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Program presented in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 

Come celebrate and learn about Norouz - the Persian New Year! Enjoy festive displays, music, dance performances, arts & crafts for young children and more! 

WorkBC Career Workshops

City Centre branch
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Required
Presented in partnership with WorkBC Centre

Attend a free career workshop and get tips from a WorkBC Employment Specialist. Click on the specific session below to register.

March 18,  Room 127 - Creating Effective Resumes
April 23, Room 137 - Accessing the Hidden Job Market
May 27, Room 136 - How to Ace an Interview 
June 18, Room 137 - Self Marketing in Your Job Search 
July 23, Room 136 - Preparing for Job Interviews (registration coming soon)
August 6, Room 136 - Creating Effective Resumes (registration coming soon)

Be Bear Smart

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Thursday, March 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

City Centre branch, Room 127
Saturday, March 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover what you can do on your own property to discourage bears, as well as what to do if you encounter a bear with advice from the City of Coquitlam. Registration required. Click on the specific session above to register.

Author Visit with Alison Acheson

City Centre branch, Room 136
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Registration: Required

Join us for a special author event featuring Alison Acheson, the author of eleven books, including the short story collection Learning to Live Indoors

Alison will be speaking about her recent memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS. Register online.

Getting Started with Computers: Basic Foundation Skills Classes

Poirier branch, Computer Lab
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Registration: Required

Are you new to computers or looking to build on essential skills? Register for one or all of our basic foundation skills classes. Each session will focus on a specific topic and cover some frequently asked questions. Click the specific session below to register. 

Thursday April 2 - Computer Parts & Mouse
Wednesday April 8 - Microsoft Word & Keyboard
Wednesday April 22 - Navigating the Internet
Thursday April 30 - Online Safety

Library Champions Information Session

City Centre branch, Board Room
Thursday, April 9
10:00 - 11:30 am
Registration: Required

Are you a new immigrant looking for Canadian volunteer experience? Looking to develop better communication skills and meet new friends in the community? Become a Library Champion. Register to attend an info session

Programs & Events Guide - Winter 2020

Our new Programs & Events Guide for Winter 2020 includes:
•  Story times & programming for children
•  Upcoming author visits & seniors' talks
•  Tech Tuesdays
•  Programs for English language learners & newcomers
•  Library Link schedule...and much more!
Online version                            
Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

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.

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)