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Pierre Berton Resource Library
Pierre Berton Resource Library

The award-winning Pierre Berton Resource Library, named after the celebrated Canadian author, is a 36,000 square foot, two-floor resource library located in Woodbridge just steps to Emily Carr Secondary School, Al Palladini Community Centre and minutes from the Boyd Conservation Park. This resource library provides a drive-through book drop, a boardroom, four group study rooms, a teen area, a children’s area, and a large study hall area popular with students, educators, and business owners.

Home to the Creation Space, Make It!, Pierre Berton Resource Library offers equipment and tools for makers of all ages who want to learn new technologies in a collaborative and friendly environment. Equipment and services include 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC technologies, photography and movie making, electronics, coding and robotics, virtual reality and more.

Pierre Berton Resource Library is also home to a ventureLAB satellite location which provides resources, support and work space for local Vaughan tech start ups to connect and collaborate. This resource library is also home to the Lendery, a library of things. things – instead of books, you can borrow items like tools, kitchen equipment, sporting gear and more.


Location

4921 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A6
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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) 7, 13, 85, 461, 468

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

Contact

Virtual Information Desk
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Library Manager
Richard Anderson
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4324
richard.anderson@vaughan.ca
Area Manager - West Vaughan
Jessica Chapman
905-653-READ (7323) ext. 4302
jessica.chapman@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

Knights in Training

Do you think you could be a knight? Learn fun facts about the Middle Ages, design your coat of arms, build a castle, complete a quest for the Holy Grail and more!

August 9 at 2:00 PM


Calendar

View the full calendar of programs and events.

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General

24-hour Library Return (Drive-through)

Bike Rack

Board Room

Children's Program Room

Fit Desk

Group Study Rooms (4 rooms, 20 seats total)

Individual and Group Study Space (200 seats)

Self Checkout Stations

Soft Seating (34 seats)

The Lendery - a Library of Things

ventureLAB Innovation Space


Technology

Creation Space: Make It!

Children's Early Literacy Stations (2)

Laptop Kiosk

Photocopier / Printer / Scanner

Public Computers

Wireless Internet Access

Learn more about these technology features


Collection


Multilingual Collections

Pierre Berton Resource Library has multilingual collections of materials in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese, Tamil, and Spanish.

Accessibility Features

Automatic Main Entry Door Opener

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Cognitive Care Kits

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 October 17, 2004.

  • 36,000 square feet containing over 75,000 items.

  • Pierre Berton Resource Library is an award winning library, awarded the 2006 ALA and IIDA Library Interior Design Award as well as the 2007 OLA Library Building Award. Read about them in the Awards and Accolades webpage.

  • 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!