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Dufferin Clark Library
Dufferin Clark Library

Inspired by the shape of a snowflake, the Dufferin Clark Library is a bright and airy library with spacious seating and a lovely children’s area. Initially housed in the Patricia Kemp Community Centre, it is now situated inside the Dufferin Clark Community Centre, the Dufferin District Park and Marita Payne Park. Dufferin Clark Library is the perfect location for anyone looking to book a meeting with a capacity of 50 people in theatre-style seating.


1441 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 7R4
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Free outdoor parking is available

Public Transit

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

Route(s) 5, 105

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


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Library Manager
Emily Maloney
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4235

Hours of Operation

9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am to 9:00 pm
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

A World of Fairies & Gnomes

Enter our magical realm to create fairy potions, a gnome trap, engineer a gnome home, fairy doors and more! All topped off with a sprinkle of French Fairy dust.

August 10 at 2:00 PM


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24-hour Library Return

Bike Rack

Children's Program Room

Individual and Group Study Space (32 seats)

Meeting Rooms

Self Checkout Stations

Soft Seating (17 seats)


Children's Early Literacy Stations

Photocopier / Printer / Scanner

Public Computers

Wireless Internet Access

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Multilingual Collections

Dufferin Clark Library has multilingual collections of materials in English, French, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, and Russian.

Accessibility Features

Automatic Sliding Main Entry Doors

Single Level Library

Wheelchair Accessible Height-Adjustable Desk

Accessible Height Book Return

Accessible Spaces and Aisles

Accessible Washrooms

Access to CELA library

Home Library Services

Magnifying Bookmarks (For sale)


Language Line Phone

Strobe Light Fire Alarms

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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 18, 1988.

  • 12,516 square feet library containing over 35,000 items.

  • The layout of the library was inspired by the shape of a snowflake, and has a bright and airy central atrium with four large solarium-style bays echoing the bright crystal points of a snowflake.

  • For more facts and figures, view the Library Fact Sheet.