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

#CoqLibChat Event on Twitter

Coquitlam Public Library is hosting its first live Twitter chat. Follow @CoqLibrary on Twitter and on March 2nd from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, join the discussion on the topic of Freedom to Read. Don't forget to use the hashtag #CoqLibChat!

2017 Provincial General Election

The Provincial General Election will be on May 9, 2017. Find information on how to vote, what you need to vote, and how to register to vote at Elections BC

Programs and Events: Winter 2017

The Library has a full slate of programs and events for all ages. Click here to see what's coming up this winter.

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.

Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide

smiling homeless manThe new street survival guide is out. Look up shelter, medical and other information here.

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. Follow the link for more details.

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. Open houses are on Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More information here.

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: 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. 

At Poirier branch: Beverly Piprah shares her take on Black History Month.

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)