Welcome to Our Digital Library
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, including the Coquitlam 100 Years Photographic Collection.
How to use the Digital Library: Use the tabs at the top of the website to browse the items and collections. Click on the "Local History Exhibit" tab to discover more about the city's past. Click on the "About" tab to learn more about the CPL and its holdings.
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This is a picture of Tom Wesley posing in the doorway of the Westminster Ice Cream Parlour in Coquitlam. The store was known as the first place to buy…
This digital collection consists of a series of historic photographs, dating from 1913 to 1948.
The CPL’s physical Coquitlam 100 Years Photographic…
This exhibit showcases Coquitlam’s early history, from the opening of Fraser Mills to the settlement of Maillardville. The exhibition is...
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This is an image of Fraser Mills strikers and police officers outside of Coquitlam Municipal Hall on Sept. 23, 1931. The caption on the photograph…
Photograph of Victor Winblad (centre) who was the head filer at Fraser Mills.
Photograph of George Shepherd feeding the ducks at Shepherd's Bush, a 10 acre farm at the corner of Clarke and Como Lake in 1924. Burquitlam Plaza…
Photograph of workers taking a break from clearing the land for the Vancouver Golf Club.
Photograph of the 1948 Fraser Mills Flood.