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.
Free outdoor parking is available
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
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!