January Holiday Hours

City Centre

Wed, Jan 1: Closed


Wed, Jan 1: Closed

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 


Coquitlam History

Coquitlam: Then and Now Online

Coquitlam: Then and Now is also online.  Published in 2011 by Coquitlam Public Library in partnership with the New Horizons for Seniors ProgramCoquitlam: Then and Now contains a century's worth of images and stories.  

Click on the book cover icon to take a journey through our community's history.


Coquitlam 100 Years Book

This digital collection consists of a series of historic photographs, dating from 1913-1948, belonging to the Coquitlam Public Library, which were featured in the 1991 publication, Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past.

Coquitlam 100 Years
 Subject Index 

Coquitlam 100 Years Name Index

Photographic Collection

The Coquitlam 100 Years Photographic Collection is made up of hundreds of culturally significant black and white photographs of important landscapes, buildings, and figures from Coquitlam’s history. The prints of these photographs are now housed at the City of Coquitlam Archives.


Digitization Station

Bring your old photos, home movies and camcorder footage back to life at the Library's new Digitization Station. Located within our Local History Room, the Digitization Station allows you to digitize photos, slides, VHS tape, audio cassette and Super 8 film. Find out more.

Coquitlam Public Library thanks the Coquitlam Foundation whose Canada 150 Grant made these upgrades to the Local History Room possible.

Other Historical Resources

Obituary Index

Surnames A to L (1911 - 1949)
Surnames M to Z (1911 - 1949)


Coquitlam 125 Archives

Coquitlam 125 logoIn 2016, Coquitlam celebrated its 125th anniversary with a year full of parties, festivals and other commemorative events. Find photographs of these events in the photo gallery archives below.

Community members were also invited to share their stories of life in Coquitlam and what they liked most about the community. Find their stories in the story archives below.

Photo Gallery Archives

Story Archives
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)