Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday

Click here for closure dates

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Construction activity outside the City Centre branch on Pinetree Way is ongoing. There will be continual lane and sidewalk closures during construction. Please observe all signage and plan alternate routes when possible.

Canada Day

The library will be closed Friday, July 1 for Canada Day.

Tiny Stories Contest

Write a story in a paragraph for our Tiny Stories Contest! Win prizes! Contest closes June 30.


Calling All Children Aged Four and Older!

This year's summer reading club theme is Book a Trip! 
Register at our summer party on June 25th or register at either branch starting June 1st.

Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners

couple reading booksCoquitlam Public Library is calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 4 and up! Join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Read books for a chance to win prizes!

Click here to find out more.


Adult Summer Reading Club

This year, adults can join in all the reading fun with the Adult Summer Reading Club. Our theme this year is “Greetings from around the world” – books set in different countries or books written by an author from a foreign country. See below for program details.

Census 2016

Complete the online census here.

In addition to English and French, the questions are available in 11 ethnic languages and 11 aboriginal languages, as well as in braille, audio and sign language (video).

It is important to note that the questions are translated for reference purposes only. The census questionnaire must be completed online or on paper, in either English or French.

The census paper questionnaire can be obtained in large print format by calling the Census Help Line at 1-855-700-2016.

Science Expo 2016

Click here to see the winners!

Syrian Refugee Information

Our Syrian Refugee Information page has links to information for sponsors, information on how to help, the latest news, and more.

Coquitlam Trivia Contest

To celebrate Coquitlam's 125th birthday we are having a trivia contest!  Click here for the current question and/or answer, as well as contest rules and details. 

Coquitlam's 125th Birthday: Historical Photo of the Month

Every month throughout 2016, we will feature an image from Coquitlam's past. Click on the image on the left to see the photo for the month of June. Happy 125th!

Innovation Hub at City Centre

Come to City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life.

Innovation Hub is closed until further notice due to maintenance.  Thank you for your patience.
Open House
–  Every Tuesday from 1 to 5 pm.  Drop in and learn the basics of 3D printing, equipment use, and how to get started with your design.

Try It! Thursdays – Every Thursday from 1 to 5 pm.  For those who have attended an Open House or have previous 3D printing experience.  Reserve your spot on one of our machines to bring your design to reality.  Up to 4-hour 3D print jobs available.  Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  Other times available by appointment.

To reserve a spot call 604-554-7330 or email:  askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca 

IndieFlix has become InstantFlix

InstantFlix , formerly Indieflix, is a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.   Coquitlam library cardholders have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and more.  It is available on Apple®, Android™ and all Internet-enabled devices.   

Click InstantFlix then use your library card to get started.  If you already have a library account for Zinio, use the same username and password to sign in.  


Centre for Equitable Library Access

If you have difficulty reading print, find out how you can get materials from CELA here.

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.

Display Cases

We have museum quality glass display cases at both branches for local artists and crafters to exhibit their works. For more information and an application form click here. 

At City Centre branch: Come in to see the beautiful collection of Chinese Calligraphy by Zhou Shaofeng. The collection consists of both Outline Font Calligraphy and Tear Hand Calligraphy. 

At Poirier branch: Relive the magic that is the Star Wars universe. Come and check out this extensive collection of LEGO Star Wars collectibles.  


Are You New To BC?

newtobcVisit NewToBC.ca to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.

Newcomers Questions and Answers and Helpful Resources from NewToBC

Read more about Library Champions.

Phone 604-937-4248 to find out how to become a Library Champion at Coquitlam Public Library.

tcwclogoThe Tri-Cities Welcoming Project lists services in their Newcomers Directory. Find out about our cultural diversity or browse newsletters in their  Community Profiles.



Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass

Have you recently received your Canadian citizenship?  Coquitlam Public Library is a pickup location for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass. Find out more.



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)