Library Hours

City Centre branch

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Sunday
and Holidays
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Poirier branch

Monday to Thursday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday to Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 

*Curbside holds pickup available during opening hours

Seniors' Hour (60+)

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Friends of the Library

About Us

The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society is a group of volunteers who advocate on behalf of the Library and its users and help improve Library services. 
For over 15 years, the Friends have raised funds that have gone towards various programs and equipment including:

  • Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) services  (2014)
  • 3D printer for the Innovation Hub (2014)
  • Victor Readers for the visually impaired  (2014)
  • Friends’ "Books for Babies" program (new books for new moms) (various years)
  • ESL learning tools for new immigrants, including a tutoring program (2016)
  • Book club sets (various years)
  • STEM programming for children  (2018)
  • Summer Reading Club materials (various years)
  • The Library Link and equipment for it (2015 & 2017) 


The Friends meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month (except July, August and December), at 10:15 am at the City Centre Branch.  For details of the next meeting, contact:

Donation Highlights

Shown here: Todd (Executive Director, CPL), Naresh (Trustee, Library Board), Alice (Chair, Library Board), Ann (President, FOL) and Karim (Treasurer, FOL)


The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society donated over $10,000 in the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the Coquitlam Public Library to support literacy in our community. Some highlights include support for the Library Link and an ESL tutor training program for community volunteers. Some of the members of the Friends are shown in photo from left to right: Michelle, Asrar (Secretary), Belinda, Mandana (Secretary), Ann (President). Photo credit: Karim (Treasurer).



Interested in becoming a member? Please read more about the benefits to membership in our brochure. Annual membership dues are $5.00 / person.

(application form

For more information, please contact Ann Carlsen at 604-939-0724 or email

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The Friends of the Library
Library Locations

Poirier Branch

575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch

1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1

We acknowledge that Coquitlam Public Library provides service on the unceded traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish and Sto’:lo Nations.