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Library Services

New Library Policies (last updated on 02 September 2021)

Note: For one-on-one research appointments with the librarian, please book online using the instructions given below. All students may note that we have a maximum capacity of 3 (three) students within the book section of the library at this time

For booking library appointments (use the following links)

  • Research related appointments may be booked with the college librarian Billy Augustine from here

Library Book Section

Checking out (Borrowing) Books:

  • Students may place a hold on books while being logged into the online college library management system.
  • Only active students with no outstanding fines are permitted to borrow books.
  • Students may check out only fiction titles.
  • Non-fiction books/magazines/periodicals may only be read within the library.

Check out (borrowing) Limits – Students have a maximum limit of one checked out fiction title at any given time.

Loan Period extension (renewal) – Students may extend (renew) the loan period for their checked-out book (for another 14-day term) by an in-person visit to the library or by informing the librarian/library staff through email or a phone call.

Overdue Fines – Students are charged 50 cents per day for overdue books with a maximum ceiling of $40CAD (missing/lost book cost).

Instructor Reserved Copies – Instructors may place books on reserve for their respective classes. Students may read these reserved copies in the library for a two-hour period.

Check in (book returns) – Books must be returned to the Coquitlam College library at the main campus (Coquitlam address) while a librarian / library staff is on-duty. (This ensures safety of returned items and instant updation of circulation records within the online library system). If the due date of book return falls on a statutory holiday, students may return the book on the following day.

Library Facilities

  • Internet – The Coquitlam College library has 3 computers available for student projects and research. Additional computers are available in the computer lab. WIFI is available throughout the college.
  • Printing – The student printer currently only has the option of printing in black & white. The student printer is located outside of Computer Room 1.
  • Photocopying/Scanning – The photocopy machine is located in the library study area. To use the photocopy machine, students must have funds on their student I.D./print card. It is free to scan documents.
  • Student Volunteers – During regular on-site classes, the library accepts up to 8 volunteers each semester as library helpers for shifts after 3pm.
Please note:
The above library facilities shall resume following the official discontinuation of COVID-based protocols and restrictions