Upcoming Holiday Hours

City Centre

Good Friday
Friday, Apr. 10:
10:00-5:00 pm

Sunday, Apr. 12:
10:00-5:00 pm

Easter Monday
Monday, Apr. 13
10:00-5:00 pm


Good Friday
Friday, Apr. 10:

Sunday, Apr. 12:

Easter Monday
Monday, Apr. 13

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 


Stories, Games & Crafts for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
10:00 - 11:30 am
Registration: Drop-In 

Read, play and create with us in the special Library program coordinated for adults and teens with developmental disabilities, their family, friends and caregivers. Each month, we will read stories, play games, make seasonal crafts and have lots of fun. We would also love to hear if there is anything we can do to help you participate. 

Upcoming dates: 
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, April 30
Thursday, May 28
Thursday, June 25 (held in Poirier Board Room)

Fraud Prevention 101

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Thursday, March 12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

City Centre branch, Room 136
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Learn to protect yourself from fraud in this special program with a Coquitlam RCMP Policing Services representative. Session covers common types of scams, how to protect yourself from them and what to do if you fall victim to a scam. Register by clicking on the specific date above.

Persian New Year Celebration

City Centre branch, Rooms 136, 137 & 127
Saturday, March 14
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Program presented in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 

Come celebrate and learn about Norouz - the Persian New Year! Enjoy festive displays, music, dance performances, arts & crafts for young children and more! 

Retirement Seminar Series

City Centre Branch, Room 136
January 15, February 19, March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Presented by IG Wealth Management


Wednesday, January 15: Understanding Retirement Income & Expenses
Wednesday, February 19: Simplifying to Un-Mystify Retirement
Wednesday, March 18: Is Retirement a Long Vacation? 


WorkBC Career Workshops

City Centre branch
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Required
Presented in partnership with WorkBC Centre

Attend a free career workshop and get tips from a WorkBC Employment Specialist. Click on the specific session below to register.

March 18,  Room 127 - Creating Effective Resumes
April 23, Room 137 - Accessing the Hidden Job Market
May 27, Room 136 - How to Ace an Interview 
June 18, Room 137 - Self Marketing in Your Job Search 
July 23, Room 136 - Preparing for Job Interviews (registration coming soon)
August 6, Room 136 - Creating Effective Resumes (registration coming soon)

Be Bear Smart

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Thursday, March 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

City Centre branch, Room 127
Saturday, March 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover what you can do on your own property to discourage bears, as well as what to do if you encounter a bear with advice from the City of Coquitlam. Registration required. Click on the specific session above to register.

Author Visit with Alison Acheson

City Centre branch, Room 136
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Registration: Required

Join us for a special author event featuring Alison Acheson, the author of eleven books, including the short story collection Learning to Live Indoors

Alison will be speaking about her recent memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS. Register online.

Getting Started with Computers: Basic Foundation Skills Classes

Poirier branch, Computer Lab
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Registration: Required

Are you new to computers or looking to build on essential skills? Register for one or all of our basic foundation skills classes. Each session will focus on a specific topic and cover some frequently asked questions. Click the specific session below to register. 

Thursday April 2 - Computer Parts & Mouse
Wednesday April 8 - Microsoft Word & Keyboard
Wednesday April 22 - Navigating the Internet
Thursday April 30 - Online Safety

Library Champions Information Session

City Centre branch, Board Room
Thursday, April 9
10:00 - 11:30 am
Registration: Required

Are you a new immigrant looking for Canadian volunteer experience? Looking to develop better communication skills and meet new friends in the community? Become a Library Champion. Register to attend an info session

Chess Club

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Every Saturday
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in
All ages welcome! 

Interested in learning how to play chess or looking for someone to play with? Join us every Saturday for weekly Chess Club. All ages are welcome. Chess sets will be provided.

Upcoming sessions:
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27

Programs & Events Guide - Winter 2020

Our new Programs & Events Guide for Winter 2020 includes:
•  Story times & programming for children
•  Upcoming author visits & seniors' talks
•  Tech Tuesdays
•  Programs for English language learners & newcomers
•  Library Link schedule...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 bookclub@coqlibrary.ca 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.

New! English as an Additional Language Book Club
Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
This book club is dedicated to English Language Learners
Upcoming meetings: February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16

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


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

Are you and your family ready for an emergency? H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness sessions cover both natural and man-made hazards, including power outages and earthquakes.

Sign up for a two-hour session to learn how you can help yourself and others in the event of an emergency. Check the schedule, then register online or by phone 604-927-4386. Presented by the City of Coquitlam.

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. 


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)