The Civic Centre Resource Library is the third resource library in the VPL library system and VPL’s flagship location. The award-winning, 36,000 square foot, two-floor library is located in Maple, situated close to Vaughan City Hall and within walking distance of the Maple Go Station. With its energy efficient and sustainable design features, it’s no surprise it achieved the LEED Silver Certification. This resource library provides multiple electric vehicle charging stations, bike racks for cyclists, and an interior courtyard and reading garden. The eight individual and group study rooms and large study hall area are popular with students, educators, and business owners. Our children’s area and Teen Zone are exciting, interactive, and accessible to everyone.
Civic Centre is well known for hosting major events such as Vaughan FanCon and Mindfulness & Relaxation Fair. The Create It! space is a digital media lab featuring a Green Room and Recording Studio, offering a wide assortment of creative equipment and tools such as guitars, keyboard, drum set, DJ and recording equipment, digital cameras, professional software, 3D printing, and more!
Lastly, Civic Centre Resource Library is home to The Dude, an adorable Pueblan Milk Snake. He loves hugs, mice, and pondering the great mysteries of love, life, and haiku poems.
Free outdoor parking is available
Children's Interactive Play Centre
Individual and Group Study Space (120 seats)
Soft Seating (85 seats)
Children's Early Literacy Stations (4)
Computer Training Equipment
Photocopier / Printer / Scanner
Wireless Internet Access
Automatic Sliding Main Entry Doors
Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources
Cognitive Care Kits
Accessible Service Desk
Wheelchair Accessible Height-Adjustable Desk
Wheelchair Accessible Elevator
Wheelchair Accessible Height-Adjustable Self Checkout Stations
Accessible Height Book Return
Accessible Spaces and Aisles
Access to CELA library
Home Library Services
Magnifying Bookmarks (For sale)
Language Line Phone
Strobe Light Fire Alarms
Vaughan Public Libraries respectfully acknowledges that our libraries were built upon the Territory and Treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation per the Toronto Purchase agreement or Treaty 13.
We also recognize we are situated in the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee who occupied this land before the arrival of European settlers.
The City of Vaughan is currently home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We acknowledge their contributions to the life and prosperity of this land.
As representatives of the people of the City of Vaughan, we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and live in this territory.
For more facts and figures, view the Library Fact Sheet.
What is a Resource Library?
Vaughan Public Libraries has three resource libraries: Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre and Pierre Berton. Our three resource libraries help support Vaughan’s three main geographic areas: Thornhill, Maple, and Woodbridge.
Our resource libraries are prominent VPL locations that offer comprehensive collections, ample study space, Creation Spaces to explore all things STEAM, and dynamic areas for children and teens to learn and play.
Resource libraries have programs for children, teens, adults and families. However, due to their size, resource libraries will often host larger-scale events like FanCon, the Mindfulness Fair, and the Harry Potter Murder Mystery event. Resource libraries serve various customers with varying needs – there’s something for everyone!