City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find 2018 closure information


Employment Opportunities

Application Process

All candidates must fill out an application form. Forms are available at each branch, or online. Applications are kept on file for 6 months. When a position is filled, the successful applicant must undergo a criminal record check. Only those interviewed will receive notification of the final decision.

Union Certification

Employees of the Coquitlam Public Library are required to join CUPE Local 561. The Collective Agreement specifies terms of employment, including wages and benefits. Under the agreement with CUPE, employment opportunities are offered internally first.


There are 6 departments within the Library – Administration, Customer Experiences, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Community Connections, Collections and Technical Services, and Innovation and Technology Services. Many of these departments are located at the Poirier Branch.

Employment Positions

There are several levels of paid employment available at Coquitlam Public Library depending on your qualifications. Volunteer positions are not available.

Librarian – Requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited North American university and a valid drivers license.

Member Services Staff – Consist of: Circulation Supervisor, Branch Assistant, Library Assistant and Library Page. Requirements depend on specific positions. The entry-level position for external applicants is Library Page on-call.

Other Positions include: Computer Services Specialist, Cataloguing Clerk, Processing Clerk, Acquisitions Clerk, Interlibrary Loans/Holds Clerk, Publicist, Children’s Programming Assistant, Library Technician and Reference Clerk.
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)