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


Coquitlam Public Library Is Shaking Things Up!

focus group Help shape the future of the Library by filling out an online survey, then enter to win a Coquitlam Public Library messenger bag filled with goodies, including a cell phone powerbar!

Thank you for sharing your ideas and insights.


Tech Training

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. There are two sessions left in this series.

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

Microsoft Word

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, March 29, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Discover the essential features of Microsoft Word 2010, including: inputting and editing text, formatting text, and saving files. Register online.

March Tech Club: Introduction to Coding with Scratch

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, March 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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

In this course we will introduce you to the concepts of block coding using the free program Scratch.  Bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm as you learn exciting new coding skills. 

Register online.


Crafts & Music for People with Developmental Challenges

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Join us every third Thursday of the month (9:00 - 11:00 am) for some fun, social interaction and light snacks. Registration is required for this free program. Sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-937-4141.

Upcoming program dates:

March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21

Sleep Apnea

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street
Wednesday, March 7, 7:00–8:30 pm

Learn how to improve your sleep habits, and where to get help if you have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.

Registration is required. Please register online or phone the Help Desk at 604-937-4141.

Chinese New Year: 2018, Year of the Dog

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome the arrival of spring and the Year of the Dog. Come and celebrate!

Seats are limited for this free program, and registration is required. Please phone Shirley Chan at 604-554-7345 to register.

Persian New Year Family Craft Program

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Happy Persian New Year! The Library celebrates Persian New Year with fun handicrafts for the whole family on March 10 in the afternoon. Join us to celebrate the Norouz, Persian New Year, and the arrival of spring. Come to the Library, enjoy a light snack, and learn more about the Persian culture and customs.

This free program is open to all and registration is not required - just drop in and have fun!

How to Find Your Next Job: Career Cruising

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Looking for a job? Find out how Career Cruising can help. Learn how to:
  • do assessments to identify career matches
  • explore in-depth information on hundreds of occupations
  • use the resume builder
Register for this free program online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

What’s Eating You? Biological Control of Insect Pests

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Monday, March 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Dr. Rob McGregor, from the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College, will discuss beneficial insects that will help you maintain your home garden without the use of chemical pesticides.

Registration is required. Register for this free program online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323. 


Program & Events Guide - Winter 2018

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

Read it now on issuu.


Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

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 Thursdays, 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.


CPL eNews

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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)