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!
Free outdoor parking is available
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
View the full calendar of programs and events.
Community Information Board
In-Library Toys and Board Games
Teen Area with Bench/Study Seating
Individual and Group Study Space (189 seats)
Electrical Outlets on Public Tables
Soft Seating (52 seats)
Children's Early Literacy Stations (4)
Photocopier / Printer / Scanner
Wireless Internet Access
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
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!