All Library branches are closed until further notice. 

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 

Interlibrary Loans service temporarily suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. For further information please contact

Interlibrary Loans

Want to read a book not owned by Coquitlam Public Library?

Illume Interlibrary Loans is a provincial service where you can look for materials in nearly all of the province's public, college and institute libraries, and request items to be sent to your home library.

Excluded items:

  • Material owned by Coquitlam Public Library (unless designated "lost" or "on search")
  • Books published in the last 12 months
  • Audiovisual material, such as DVDs or CDs
  • Magazines (but photocopies can be ordered of individual articles)
  • Reference material

Before requesting an interlibrary loan:

Request a book using Interlibrary Loans

NOTE: Chrome or Firefox browsers recommended when viewing the Interlibrary Loan site.

Illume Tutorial Video

Frequently Asked Questions

What material may not be available?

  • Rare books
  • Pamphlets
  • Textbooks for academic course
  • Unpublished dissertations and theses
  • Books published in multi-volume sets
  • Books with an audio-visual component

Do I need to pay a fee?

  • Any fee charged by the lending library
  • Overdue fines of $0.50 per day

Is there a limit on interlibrary loan requests?

  • 5 items in process at a time
  • 25 loans per year will be allowed free of charge

How do I pickup my requested item?

  • Please select your preferred pick-up location, Poirier or City Centre, when placing your request.
  • To check out your interlibrary loan, you will need the library card used to place the request. 

How do I return my interlibrary loan?

  • Every item is checked out with a barcoded interlibrary loan label and sometimes a pink paper slip. Please ensure that these are attached to the material when returned. 
  • Interlibrary loans must be returned to either the Poirier or City Centre branch of Coquitlam Public Library.

Need more help? Email:

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)