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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 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.


4921 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A6
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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) 007, 013, 085, 461, 468

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


Virtual Information Desk
Reach us by phone 905-653-READ (7323), text, social media or email.

Ask Us!

Library Manager
Lonnie Freedman
Mackenzie Proctor
Area Manager - West Vaughan
Jessica Chapman

Hours of Operation

9:00 am to 9:00 pm
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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

Sci-Fi Book Club

From discovering far-away galaxies to alternate universes, join us to discuss a different Sci-Fi book each month, either in person or on Zoom. Register on Eventbrite.

June 17 at 7:00 PM

Register on Eventbrite


View the full calendar of programs and events.

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24-hour Library Return (Drive-through)

Bike Rack

Board Room

Children's Program Room

Fit Desk

Group Study Rooms (5 rooms, 25 seats total)

Individual and Group Study Space (200 seats)

Self Checkout Stations

Soft Seating (34 seats)

The Lendery - a Library of Things


Creation Space: Make It!

Children's Early Literacy Stations (2)

Laptop Kiosk

Photocopier / Printer / Scanner

Public Computers

Wireless Internet Access

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World Languages Collection

Pierre Berton Resource Library collects materials in a variety of different languages. View our World Languages Collection.

Accessibility Features

Automatic Main Entry Door Opener

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Cognitive Care Kits

Accessible Service Desk

Hearing Loop at the Service Desk

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)


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 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!