City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 to 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 to 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 to 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 to 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 
Find closure date information


Adult Summer Reading Club 2018

Coquitlam Public Library presents: The Adult Summer Reading Club, June 1 - August 31

Why should the kids have all the fun? This year’s theme is Choose Your Own Adventure! Participants can choose their own level of difficulty. Each book read is eligible for an entry in our grand prize draw.

Find out more!

Tech Training: Microsoft Word

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, August 23, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn the essential features of Microsoft Word 2010, including: inputting, editing and formatting text, copying and pasting, and saving files.

Are you new to computers, or looking to build on essential skills? Each Tech Training class will focus on a specific topic and cover some of your most-asked questions. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required.

Registration is required for these free classes — go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

September Tech Club: Introduction to Robots - Sphero Sprk+ 

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, September 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Tech Club is a monthly program for adults who are curious about technology.

Use block coding to make our new Sphero robots move, light up and make noise. Bring your own blue tooth enabled smart phone or tablet to download the free Sphero Edu app. Register online.


2018 PNE Library Day

Near PNE Gate 4, between Toon City and Rollerland
Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Meet us at the Fair! Join Coquitlam Public Library at Library Day at the PNE! Show your BC library card at the admission gate to get in for just $6 ($9 off the standard adult admission fee). Kids under 13 are always free.

Public Library Day is brought to you by your local library, Public Library InterLINK, Tim Hortons, Raise a Reader, the Vancouver Canucks, the Canucks Family Education Centre and the PNE.

End of Summer Carnival

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Tuesday, August 28, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Come for carnival-style games! Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome.

Drop in. No registration required. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.

Dementia Friends

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

As the population of our province ages, we will all be affected by dementia: as friends and family members, neighbours and people in the labour force. Discover how you can make your neighbourhood a better, safer place for people with dementia to live!

To register, please phone the Help Desk: 604-554-7323.

An Evening with Tima Kurdi

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Local author Tima Kurdi talks about her book, The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home. Tima is the aunt of Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015.

The heartwrenching photo of her drowned nephew drew the world’s attention to the horrors of the Syrian refugee crisis. Come and hear her powerful story. Tima will sign copies of her book following the talk.

Stargazing at Poirier Branch

Poirier Branch parking lot
575 Poirier Street
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm and
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Join astronomer Bill Burnyeat for a chance to view the heavens through a telescope, and learn about the night sky. For children, teens and adults. Families welcome. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we will move indoors to the Nancy Bennett Room, where Bill will provide a talk and slide-show.

For more information, call librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or e-mail cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

Feel the Beat: BC Culture Days

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, September 29, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of drumming performances in celebration of BC Culture Days. Performances will include Korean and Chinese drummers. All ages are welcome. Kids can also enjoy interactive First Nations drumming workshops. 

Registration is not needed--just drop in!

Program & Events Guide - Summer 2018

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Summer 2018 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Read it now on issuu or print the PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

Or to get program information delivered directly to your email, sign up for CPL eNews and eNews Jr.

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 askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More information here.

Book a Librarian

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 call 604-937-4141 or email: askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca

When emailing, please indicate at least two times you are available and whether you would like to have the session at Poirier or City Centre Branch.


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)