The award-winning Pierre Berton Resource Library, named after the celebrated Canadian author, is a 36,000 square foot, two-floor library that serves as a central hub for students, businesses and entrepreneurs, and families alike. The Make It! Creation Space offers state-of-the-art equipment and tools for makers of all ages and experience levels.
Free outdoor parking is available
Teen Virtual Reality Club
Want to use lightsabers, golf clubs, scuba gear and more? Experience fun games and programs with our Virtual Reality headsets. For grades 9-12.
October 2 at 3:00 PM
View the full calendar of programs and events.
Children's Program Room
Individual and Group Study Space (200 seats)
Soft Seating (34 seats)
Children's Early Literacy Stations (2)
Photocopier / Printer / Scanner
Wireless Internet Access
Pierre Berton Resource Library has multilingual collections of materials in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Portuguese, Tamil, and Spanish.
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
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!