Labour Day Hours

City Centre

Sun, Sept. 1: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Sept. 2: Closed


Sun, Sept. 1: Closed
Mon, Sept. 2: 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 


Adult Summer Reading Club

Adults, here's your summer reading club! Register online or in-person at either branch or on the Library link. Win prizes throughout the summer and get entered into the Grand Prize Draw in September. Contest deadline: August 25 at midnight.

Registration form                                           Review/Entry form                                        

Programs & Events Guide - Summer 2019

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Summer 2019 season. It's jam-packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Online version                             Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

Creating Resumes and Cover Letters that Get You the Job!

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, October 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Resumes and cover letters are essential parts of every job search: it’s important you get them right. Get equipped with the tools you need to create resumes and cover letters that get you the job. Learn what hiring managers look for and how you can customize your resume and cover letter to give you the best chance at securing an interview.

At the end of the workshop, there will be a short resume clinic, during which a Career Adviser from WorkBC Centre Coquitlam will take a look at your resume and provide brief feedback. Register online.

H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program

Are you and your family ready for an emergency? This fall, the City of Coquitlam will be holding H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness sessions at the Library. These sessions will cover both man-made and natural hazards, including power outages and earthquakes.

Sign up for a two-hour session to learn how you can be a hero and be prepared to help yourself and others. Check the schedule, then register online or phone 604-927-4386.

Community Book Clubs at Coquitlam Public Library

Coquitlam Public Library is proud to support volunteer-led community book clubs! Meet fellow book lovers on a monthly basis and discuss a popular title. New members are welcome!

Contact to join a club, or for more information. 

Poirier Branch

Monday Evening Book Club
Meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00-8:30 pm.

City Centre Branch

Monday Afternoon Book Club
Meets the first Monday of every month at 2:00-3:30 pm.

ESL Book Club
Meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Board Room at 7:15-8:30 pm.
New members welcome; Registration: Drop-in. 

Coquitlam Book Club
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00-8:30 pm.


One eRead Canada Podcast

The One eRead Canada Podcast - Part II is now available to stream. The podcast discusses some notable parts in the novel Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont. Special guest Terri Galligos of the Tla'amin Nation, Northern Coast Salish also answers our questions. Terri is the District Aboriginal Resource Teacher for School District 43. 

And, in case you missed it, listen to Part I.

Lendable Tech at the Library

New, fun, lendable technologies are at Coquitlam Public Library starting this summer! All were purchased with funding donations from the Coquitlam Kinsmen and the Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Society. Find out more!

Innovation Hub at City Centre

Come to the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life. Open houses are on Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.


To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Get details.

Economic Development Tool

The City of Coquitlam has launched a new online tool to provide customized local data to businesses.

The Economic Development Tool is free and easy to use, and can be tailored to specific industries. It allows anyone starting or growing a business to search for data on the local economy, customers, competitors and the workforce. 


Help Sessions

computer help at the libraryThe Library is here to answer your computer and technology questions. Book an appointment to ask us about internet searching, email, eBooks, tablets, social media, etc. or get help practicing your skills. If you have questions about your tablet or eReader, please bring the device with you.

To book an appointment, fill out the Help Session Request Form or call 604-937-4141. 

For all other questions or comments, please 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)