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

Adult & Teen Summer Reading Club

Read with us this summer. Have fun and win prizes! 

Our Summer Reading Club has been adapted to safeguard the health of our communities. Register and participate online starting June 12. Learn more

Prompt by Prompt

Writing & Photography Contests

Teen writers and photographers, we challenge you to create great stories and images using weekly prompts. Get creative and have fun. Submit your work for a chance at winning a prize. 

Visit our contest page for full details.

Astronomy at Home | Episode 5

Tune in to our interviews with astronomer Bill Burnyeat. Join us as he talks about how to get started with backyard stargazing while sharing facts about the moon, planets in our solar system, stars, constellations, the cosmos and beyond!

Visit our Astronomy at Home page for the full list of episodes.

Teen Perspectives During COVID-19

Share your perspective during the COVID-19 crisis. Send us your thoughts in 30 to 200 words and it could be featured on our Instagram.

Send your submission to Include your first name and last initial. Age and accompanying images are optional.


Volunteer Opportunities

teen helping child with computerIn-branch volunteer opportunities are temporarily suspended. However, the library has been running Teen Advisory Council, Reading Buddies and Homework Help Club meetings using videoconference software. Contact Chris Miller [] for more details.

Our volunteer programs include the Homework Help Club, Reading Buddies and the French Club, which is called Parlez-nous en Français! Middle schoolers and high schoolers are also welcome to join the Library's Teen Advisory Council, which plans programs and events for youth.

Virtual Homework Help Club

homework helpThursdays, Aug. 6 to Sept. 24
3:45 - 4:30 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Teen volunteers in grades 8-12 help kids in grades 1-6 with their homework assignments and worksheets via video conference. To register, email librarian Chris Miller at

Virtual Reading Buddies

ReadingBuddiesgraphicforweb1Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 4:00 - 4:30 pm
August 11 to September 23 

Teen volunteers help kids in grades 1-4 practice reading in a safe and fun virtual environment. Participants must have a computer or mobile device equipped with microphone and camera.

We are currently accepting new volunteers and volunteers who have helped at prior Reading Buddies sessions. For more information, please email Librarian Chris Miller at

Little Buddies Application Form | Teen Volunteer Application Form 

Virtual Parlez-Nous en Français

Fridays, September 11 to October 23
3:45 - 4:15 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

Kids in grades 1-6 enrolled in French immersion practice their French language skills with teen volunteers in grades 8-12.

Participants must have access to a device with a camera and microphone. To register, contact librarian Chris Miller at

Virtual Teen Advisory Council

Meets once a month | Next meeting TBD
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Join the council by emailing Chris Miller at

Students in grades 6-12 plan and deliver events for kids and teens, while earning community service hours. 

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.