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

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ATTENTION: Public computer access will be limited at City Centre branch from November 27 to December 11 due to maintenance. During this time, we recommend using the public computers at our Poirier branch to avoid delays, particularly during peak times on evenings and weekends. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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Canada 150 Mosaic Unveiling

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 am

Mosaic Event Memories

The Canada 150 Mosaic Event (October 20-21) was a great, fun community event. Over 500 people came out to City Centre branch and contributed their artistic impression of living in Coquitlam. 

Click here to see the photos and commemorative video of the event.

Tech Talk: Science of the Future Series

This fall, we are proud to welcome futurist Dr. Paul Tinari as he presents a thought-provoking series about technological innovations -- how they will change the way we live and work, and the creativity required to develop them. 

For more information and to register click here.

Become a Library Champion

Are you a permanent resident? Are you interested in volunteering? Become a Library Champion this fall!

A Library Champion shares information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers in the community. If interested, please contact NewToBC.

Also, read more about Library Champions here.

December Tech Club - Create a Family Year in Review Infographic

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, December 1, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn how to create a family year in review using free browser-based Canva. Use your own photos and highlights from your year to create a unique expression of your family journey  

Join our Monthly Tech Club sessions, Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Registration here!


Hour of Code™

December 7, 2017

Join us during Computer Science Education Week as we participate in an Hour of Code™. This grassroots movement reaches tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. 

Registration is required for these free classes. Click to sign up for either the teen or adult classes.

Author Visit: Dr. Patrick Hunt’s Hannibal

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join noted authority Dr. Patrick Hunt as he discusses his new book Hannibal. This engaging biography tells the story of the brilliant Carthaginian general who remains one of the most intriguing figures of the ancient world and best-known military strategists of all time.

Dr. Patrick Hunt, award-winning archaeologist and best-selling author, has been teaching at Stanford University for 25 years and also works for National Geographic.

Registration is required for this free program as space is limited. Register online, or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

Help Build BC’s New Human Rights Commission

The Province is re-establishing the British Columbia Human Rights Commission. Feedback is being gathered to help guide decisions on the role, functions and priorities of the new commission. 

Have your say before November 17 at 4:00 pm. For more information, click here.

History Room Upgrades

A big thank you to the Coquitlam Foundation for being key in the Library receiving a Canada 150 grant! The grant is going towards the cost of the History Room at Poirier branch, and will enable the Library to update the microfilm / microfiche reader and printer, get a new digital scanner, a new computer, and more! 

                                    To learn more about the grant, click here.

Program & Events Guide - Fall 2017

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2017 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Read it now on issuu.


Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

Try Hoopla!

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and movies with your library card. Click Hoopla, then use your Coquitlam Public Library card to log in and start reading, watching and listening. 5 checkouts per month per card. You must be a Coquitlam resident to borrow. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number unless you have changed it.


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: Coquitlam Heritage Society's exhibit: Remembering the Great War. View photos and artifacts, and remember Canada's role in the First World War. Included are poppies made by                                    visitors to Mackin House. Learn more about Coquitlam Heritage                                          Society

At Poirier branch: A selection of arts and crafts from the upcoming Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair, including pottery, handmade cards, jewelry, and more! This year will be the 37th fair, and will feature over 100 BC artisans. Learn more about the Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair.

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.

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. 

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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)