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Civic Centre Resource Library
Civic Centre Resource Library

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.


Location

2191 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4W2
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Parking

Free outdoor parking is available

Public Transit

The library may be reached by the following York Region Transit routes.

Route(s) 4, 4A, 96, 107, 462

For route schedules and more information, please visit York Region Transit 

Contact

Virtual Information Desk
Reach us by phone, text, social media or email.

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Library Manager
Urszula Jambor
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4616
urszula.jambor@vaughan.ca
Area Manager - North Vaughan
Jennifer Stephen
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4613
jennifer.stephen@vaughan.ca


Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Romance Book Club

Want to talk about books that make you sigh and swoon, and always have a happily-ever-after? Join our Romance Book Club in person or on Zoom! Register on Eventbrite.

August 8 at 7:00 PM

Register on Eventbrite


Calendar

View the full calendar of programs and events.

View Calendar

General

24-hour Library Return (Drive-through)

Bike Rack

Children's Interactive Play Centre

Individual and Small Group Study Rooms (8)

Individual and Group Study Space (120 seats)

Fit Desk

Meeting Rooms

Self Checkout Stations

Soft Seating (85 seats)


Technology

Creation Space: Create It!

Children's Early Literacy Stations (4)

Computer Training Equipment

Laptop Kiosk

Photocopier / Printer / Scanner

Public Computers

Wireless Internet Access

Learn more about these technology features


Collection


Multilingual Collections

Civic Centre Resource Library has multilingual collections of materials in English, French, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Tamil, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

Accessibility Features

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

Accessible Washrooms

Access to CELA library

Home Library Services

Magnifying Bookmarks (For sale)

MagnusCards

Language Line Phone

Strobe Light Fire Alarms

Learn more about these accessibility features


Land Acknowledgement

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.

  • Opened to the public on September 10, 2016.

  • 36,000 square feet containing over 110,000 items.

  • Achieved the LEED Silver Certification for its energy efficient and sustainable design features.

  • 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!