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The Mission of the Coquitlam Public Library (CPL) is to connect its diverse community to creativity, discovery and knowledge. This digital library aims to provide the residents of Coquitlam, and those interested in its history, with around the clock access to the CPL’s diverse and culturally significant historic collections.

Currently the digital library features 80 images from the CPL’s Coquitlam 100 Years Photographic Collection, which is comprised of the images that were used in the creation of the 1990 book, Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past (Call number 971.133 COQ at both CPL Branches). The physical collection is made up of over 700 images from Coquitlam’s past and is available for viewing at the Poirier Branch of the CPL upon request (575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC).

Photo from Elsie Windram McKinnon, 1947, Float at Coquitlam May Day Parade


All photographs in the collection are displayed at 200dpi resolution. Higher resolution copies are available upon request for research purposes. Due to copyright laws, only photographs from before 1948 have been included in this digital library. Photos from after 1948 can be viewed in person at the Poirier Branch of the CPL. Photographs have been included for research, reference, and educational use only. Copyrights remains with the image's creator(s).

For questions or comments, please contact: digitallibrary@library.coquitlam.bc.ca.

For more on Coquitlam's History, please visit the Coquitlam History Section of our main Website.

Photo from Harold Schiefke, 1930, Young worker at CWL Mill