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Bathurst Clark Resource Library
Bathurst Clark Resource Library

The first of 3 resource libraries in the City of Vaughan, the Bathurst Clark Resource Library is situated in the heart of Thornhill and next to the Promenade Shopping Centre. The 36,500 square foot resource library is vibrant and welcoming with its interactive family space, a teen area, storytime area, study rooms and meeting rooms, large study hall area, and the Children’s Learn It! Lab. The Learn It! Lab provides a creative space for children to explore all things STEAM – get hands on with science, engage in technology, navigate engineering, express with the arts, and solve problems with mathematics. Kids can discover the world of virtual reality, learn about 3D design, robotics, coding, engineering and more! The Learn It! Lab can be used during one of our many hands-on STEAM programs or visitors can drop by anytime to independently use the various equipment and tools. What you can find at the Learn It! Lab: OSMO, Keva Planks, K’Nex, Waffleblocks, Magformers, Marble Run Kits, Robot Engineer Building Kits, Ultimaker 3D Printer, Google Cardboard, Cricut, Merge Cube, and more!


Location

900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1
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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) 3, 5, 77, 88, 160 (TTC)

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

Contact

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

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Library Manager
Colleen Williamson
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4119
colleen.williamson@vaughan.ca
Area Manager - East Vaughan
Mélanie Raymond
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4126
melanie.raymond@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

Make & Take: Unique Foil Bookmarks

Learn how to use our Cricut machine and software to design and craft a unique bookmark using foil and cardstock. Registration is $10.00. For grades 5+. Register on Eventbrite.

August 8 at 7:00 PM

Register on Eventbrite


Calendar

View the full calendar of programs and events.

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General

24-hour Library Return

Bike Rack

Change Tables

Community Information Board

Children's Room

In-Library Toys and Board Games

Teen Area with Bench/Study Seating

Group Study Rooms (2 rooms, 12 seats total)

Individual and Group Study Space (189 seats)

Electrical Outlets on Public Tables

Fit Desk

Meeting Room

Professional Collection

Self Checkout Stations

Soft Seating (52 seats)

Wheeled Baskets


Technology

Creation Space: Learn It! Lab

Children's Early Literacy Stations (4)

Laptop Kiosk

Photocopier / Printer / Scanner

Public Computers

Wireless Internet Access

Learn more about these technology features


Collection


Multilingual Collections

Bathurst Clark Resource Library has multilingual collections of materials in English, French, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Accessibility Features

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Cognitive Care Kits

Automatic Sliding Main Entry Doors

Single Level Library

Accessible Service Desk

Accessible Self Checkout Station

Universal Washroom with Fold-Down Adult-Sized Change Table

Height-Adjustable Wheelchair Accessible Desk

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 June 13, 1994.

  • 36,500 square feet library containing over 110,000 items.

  • This was the first resource library to be built in the City of Vaughan.

  • 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!