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Introducing KnowBC!

Learn about all things British Columbia with KnowBC. This fantastic online encyclopedic resource is British Columbia’s leading general reference site. Search within the Encyclopedia of British ColumbiaEncyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, and many more! Click KnowBC to get started.

Try Hoopla!

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and TV shows with your library card. Click Hoopla, then use your Coquitlam Public Library card to log in and start reading, watching and listening. 5 checkouts per month per card. You must be a Coquitlam resident to borrow. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number unless you have changed it.


A-Z Databases

Access online magazines, newspapers and other databases by going directly to the Digital Content page.  

To access databases from home, log in with your username or library card number (barcode on back of library card, with no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your telephone number).  Need help?  See our Good Online Stuff brochure.

Scroll down this page for database descriptions.  Clicking on a title below will either take you directly to the resource or to the Digital Content page where you can select and sign in to the eResource.  If an eResource is not available at home it will be indicated below in red. 

If you need any assistance, please email Ask a Librarian, or call Poirier at 604-937-4144 or City Centre at 604-554-7330. 

Auto Repair Reference Center
Covers more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Includes drawings, step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, and enhanced wiring diagrams available for viewing and printing.

Pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire. Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.  

British Columbia Codes Online
Includes the online version of the B.C. Building Code and the B.C. Fire Code. Available in library only.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Comprehensive Canadian encyclopedia which includes articles, quizzes, timelines, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and special features.

Career Cruising
For job searchers of all ages.  Use this online career guidance and planning system to find the right career, to explore education and training options and to search for jobs.   

Consumer Reports
Find ratings and reviews for appliances, electronics, cars and much much more.  Need help?  See our Consumer Reports brochure.  

Countries + Cultures
This is an online collection of three encyclopedias.  Search all three at the same time:  Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life and Countries and Their Cultures.

Encyclopædia Universalis
Considered to be one of the most scholarly of French-language encyclopedias, Encyclopædia Universalis is a French-language general encyclopedia for educated adult readers.

Easy-to-use searching for magazines, journals and more. Great for people new to research. Same content as MasterFILE Magazines.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
An online library of reference books - business, culture, history, science, religion and more!

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and movies with your library card. Click Hoopla, then use your Coquitlam Public Library card to log in and start reading, watching and listening. 5 checkouts per month per card. You must be a Coquitlam resident to borrow. Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number unless you have changed it.

Premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.  

Access the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and numerous resources about the province, including The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names and a series of natural history guides. 


Unlimited access to tens of thousands of professional online tutorials that help anyone learn software, design and business skills. Short, concise, and easy to understand, Lynda.com is for all skill levels and works on both Mac and PC.

MasterFile Magazines
Popular magazines covering nearly all subjects including current events, books and reading, consumer information, health and more.  Need help?  See our brochure.

The online equivalent of Coles Notes analyzes the most important written works in all genres—novels, short story, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world.  We also have this set in print in our Reference Collection at both branches.

New York Times
Online access to the New York Times anywhere you have an Internet connection. Click this link.  Sign in with your library card.  Then click on 'New York Times'.  Register and log in.  You will need to re-log in after 72 hours. For access in library, including smart phones and tablets, go to www.nytimes.com/register to register and log in. See our brochure.

Reader’s advisory guide to fiction. Find fiction by subject, or read reviews and summaries. Includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes, and more.  See our NoveList brochure.  

Novels for Students
Everything you need to complete homework assignments for commonly studied novels. Includes introductory essays, criticism and discussions of a novel's themes, plot, and characters.

Poetry for Students
Designed specifically to meet the needs of students studying poetry. A quick, information-rich source that provides analysis of the most frequently studied poems.  Includes overview essays and key themes.

Points to the Past
Nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content for BC residents.  Includes newspapers, maps and photos.

Read the Vancouver Sun and Province as well as newspapers from around the world.  Newspapers look exactly like hard copies, complete with ads!  Must be seen to be truly appreciated!  See our PressDisplay brochure

Thousands of language courses including ESL courses for 50 languages.  Includes interactive movies, scored quizzes and virtual coaching.  Clicking on Pronunciator takes you directly to the site.

Find eMagazines and downloadable eAudiobooks from RBdigital. The RBDigital mobile app is available for Apple and Android users.

Reference Canada Business Directory
Business directory that includes local businesses.  

Religions of the World
Search two religion encyclopedias at the same time.  This collection includes:  Encyclopedia of Religion and World Religions Reference.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.  Includes ATV's, boat motors and much more.

Tech Boomers
Techboomers.com is a free, educational website with over 100 courses on using the Internet, websites, and apps. Tutorials cover a wide range of topics including basic Internet, Netflix, online shopping, and more! 


For kids.  Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers. 

Universalis Junior
The children's edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopædia Universalis.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards
BC bulletins, fact sheets, laws and inspection manuals relating to vehicle safety.  Available in library only.

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)