Thanksgiving Hours

City Centre

Sun, Nov 10: 10:00 - 5:00
Mon, Nov. 11: Closed


Sun, Nov. 10: Closed
Mon, Nov. 11: 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 


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. Get equipped with the tools you need to create resumes and cover letters that get you the job. 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.

SFU Café Scientifique: How to Cope with Our Increasingly Complex World

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

As the world around us grows more complex we tend to believe our problems are beyond hope. Yet, if we recognize that complex problems are not the same as complicated problems we could approach these challenges differently.

Led by SFU professor Diane Finegood, this Café will explore the differences between simple, complicated and complex problems and consider how we need to shift our approach to complexity. Register at

Book Binding Demonstration

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  This program is full

Presented by Mike Toddington. Learn how books were originally bound and repaired. Register by phone at 604-939-2163. Registration deadline is October 16. 

Presented by the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library

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 H.E.R.O. and be prepared to help yourself and others. Check the schedule, then register online or phone 604-927-4386.

Programs & Events Guide - Fall 2019

Program & Events Guide: Fall 2019Our new Programs & Events Guide for fall 2019 includes:
•  School Success programs
•  teen volunteer opportunities
•  art and writing contests for kids and teens
•  employment advice
•  help for newcomers
...and much more!
 Online version                            Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

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.

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


One eRead Canada Podcast

The One eRead Canada Podcasts, parts I and II are available to stream. The podcasts discuss some notable parts in the novel Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont.

Special guest on Part II is 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. 

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)