December Holiday Hours

City Centre

Tue, Dec 24: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Dec 25: Closed
Thu, Dec 26: Closed
Sun, Dec 29: Closed
Tue, Dec 31: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Jan 1: Closed


Tue, Dec 24: 9:00 - 3:00 
Wed, Dec 25: Closed
Thu, Dec 26: Closed
Sun, Dec 29: Closed
Tue, Dec 31: 9:00 - 3:00
Wed, Jan 1: Closed

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 


A-Z Databases

Find additional databases sorted by topic on our Digital Content page.  

Unless otherwise specified, access databases in-library or from anywhere with an Internet connection using your library barcode and PIN (usually the last 4-digits of your phone number). Need help? See our Good Online Stuff brochure.

The databases and online resources listed are provided by third-party websites, which may ask you to provide your library barcode and PIN or your email address. These websites have their own privacy policies and may host your personal information on a server outside Canada. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third-party website you visit before agreeing to their services. Coquitlam Public Library bears no responsibility for the privacy policies and practices of third-party websites.

Email: Ask a Librarian
Call 604-937-4141 for Poirier branch
Call 604-554-7323 for City Centre branch

Auto Repair Source
Up-to-date repair and service information for thousands of vehicles. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

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

BC Codes Online (Building, Fire and Plumbing)
Includes the online version of the BC Building Code and the BC Fire Code. Now available freely online.

Canadian Business Directory
Business directory that includes local businesses.

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.   

Services for people with print disabilities. Register online for CELA. 

Browse, borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks through CloudLibrary. Download the app for your Android or Apple device, or for your computer. Need help? Watch a tutorial video

Consumer Reports
Unbiased product reviews, ratings and recommendations for thousands of products. Includes the current and back issues. Canadian ratings can be viewed under Canada Extra at the bottom of the page. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and TV with your library card. Visit Hoopla to sign up for an account and link your library card. 5 checkouts per month per card. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Access: Hoopla is licensed for Coquitlam residents only.

Premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Need help? Watch a video tutorial.  

Over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including documentaries, indie films, classics, and extensive children’s content. Includes public performance rights. Stream on any device. Get the app. 10 plays per month per card. 

Access: Kanopy is licensed for Coquitlam residents only.
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, is for all skill levels and works on both Mac and PC. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

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.

Login password: poirier

My Canada
Learn English while learning about Canada's history, geography, government, culture and more.  Includes citizenship practice tests.

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 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.  

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

Digital versions of current newspapers and magazines from all over the world are available in dozens of languages (Globe and Mail available in-library only). Search by country, language or name of newspaper. To use PressReader, click on Sign In and choose the orange Library Card option. Search for Coquitlam Public Library, enter library card number and PIN, and click Sign in. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Find eMagazines and downloadable eAudiobooks from RBDigital. Also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android users. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Road to IELTS
Online preparation and practice tests for IELTS.  Includes interactive activities, expert advice videos, hints and tips and downloadable practice tests.  Available in the library or from home with a valid library card.  Also available as an app for Apple and Android (tablets only).

Safari Books Online
The latest business, technology and computer books and videos from leading publishers.  Available in the library or from home with a valid library card. NOTE: A maximum of 12 people can access and read Safari Books at the same time. There is no limit for browsing the collection.

Sesame Street eBooks
New and classic eBooks featuring Sesame Street characters. Includes read-alongs, eAudio, animated and interactive books. To access choose "Coquitlam Public Library" and then enter your library card number. NOTE: Only Coquitlam Public Library card numbers (beginning with 22416...) will be accepted.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.  Includes ATV's, boat motors, motorcycles, lawn mowers and more. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Online tutorials and study guides for BC students in grades 3 - 12, including math, science and language arts. Students can track their progress and make personalized notes and flashcards. Access on any device with your library card barcode number and password. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

Tech Boomers 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! 

Transparent Language Online 
Learn how to listen, speak, read and write more than 120 languages, including English. Learn on a computer through a web browser or on a device through the Transparent Language app. If you already have a RB Digital login - use it to log in. Otherwise, you will need to create a log in. Use this help sheet or watch this tutorial to get started.


For kids.  Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers. Need help? Watch a tutorial video.

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Troubleshooting
The most extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10. 

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)