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 

As of March 17 the Library is closed until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Library Link service, programs, events, activities, group visits, homebound service and interlibrary loans have all been canceled.

Please hold on to any items currently checked out. Drop boxes have been locked to prevent overflow. We will be waiving fines and extending holds. 

Our online resources, ebooks & audiobooks continue to be available with a library card and PIN through the website and the Coqlibrary App. Sign up online for a Library card to access most online services.

Start using the Library from home now or check our COVID-19 updates.

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.

CANCELLED March 18,  Room 127 - Creating Effective Resumes
CANCELLED April 23, Room 137 - Accessing the Hidden Job Market
CANCELLED 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)

Retirement Seminar Series

City Centre Branch, Room 136
April 15, May 20, June 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Presented by IG Wealth Management


CANCELLED April 15 - Creating Certainty For Your Future: A Well-Structured Estate Plan
May 20 - Taxes and Death
June 17 - Route 65: Navigating Care and Housing Options


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, register online

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. 

The Importance of an Exit Strategy: What you need to know about wills and end of life planning

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Presented in partnership with Uptown Notaries & Anora Life

Gain peace of mind by creating your ideal exit strategy. Drop-in to this free estate planning workshop to learn about wills, powers of attorney, representation agreement, end of life options and more. 

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

Homeowner Seminar Series

City Centre branch, Room 136
Tuesdays, April 7, 14 and 21
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Registration: Recommended. Click on the date below to register for a specific session.

April 7 - What you need to know about the Canadian First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.
April 14 - What is an important component of a comprehensive retirement plan for Canadian homeowners 55+ and older to retire safely and securely?
April 21 - Home owners, is your mortgage tax deductible?

Library Champions Information Session

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

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.

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, April 30
Thursday, May 28
Thursday, June 25 (held in Poirier Board Room)

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

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.

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: March 17 (CANCELLED), April 21 (CANCELLED), 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.

Spring 2020 Program & Events Guide

Mark your calendars for a new season of amazing programs and events. Includes author visits, career workshops, health and home seminars, children's story times and more.

Read it or print it. Copies also available at your local branch. 

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)