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

Adult Fiction Collection Survey

Please let us know what you think about the Adult Fiction collection by filling out a 2 minute survey. Click here.

Tech Club

Visit City Centre Branch on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm for a free tutorial on Zinio and InstantFlix, CPL's free magazine and movie database. No registration necessary.

Optional: Bring your own device and tech questions!

Tri-Cities Child Care Survey 2017

Tell us about your child care experience in the Tri-Cities; click here. Deadline for responses is March 29.

Become a Library Champion - Come to an Information Session

newtobcFriday, April 7, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Are you a new immigrant wanting to get involved in your community? Do you love libraries? Come to an information session and find out how you can become a Library Champion. To register click here or go to the NewToBC web site and click on the red "Register Here" button.

Friends of the Library Trivia Night - Canadian 150 Version

Friday, April 7, 2017

Coquitlam Public Library
Poirier Branch, 7:00 pm

For more information click 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.

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 and will go on sale Monday, April 24.

Celebrating Diversity - Canada 150th Anniversary

Saturday, June 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Join us in celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary! Enjoy music, dance, stories from new Canadians and activities for the whole family. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required.

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.

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 on our Provincial Election page

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: 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: Kathy King of Firefly Studio showcases her brilliantly coloured creations made using dye on silk and acrylic and mixed media on canvas.  

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)