VMC Express is officially open!

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Vaughan Public Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of VMC Express!

VMC Express is the second of the two new libraries in the heart of Vaughan’s new downtown core. The 400 square foot library is a self-service storefront conveniently located on Apple Mill Road, and its features and self-serve model make it a first of its kind in Vaughan.

Customers can enjoy street-level access to the newest titles and popular bestsellers and quickly pick up and return their items via automated check-in and check-out machines.

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station and YRT bus terminal are a few steps away, making this an excellent access point for people on the go. It also provides convenience for local residents and complements the more extensive VMC Library on the second floor of the building.

VMC Express – an on-the-go convenience


200 Apple Mill Road
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 0J8
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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

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

Public Transit

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

Route(s) 20, 26, 77, 501, 605


Paid parking is available. For details, visit: Parking in the VMC

Vaughan Public Libraries’ Maple Library Reading Garden Wins Urban Design Award of Merit

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On January 25, 2023, Vaughan Public Libraries’ (VPL) Maple Library Reading Garden project was awarded a prestigious Vaughan Urban Design Award of Merit. The Maple Library Reading Garden was designed to create a relaxing outdoor area for the local community, while also serving as a striking focal point for the library and the rest of the community. Framed by graceful arches, and illuminated at night, the garden is representative of the innovation and forward-thinking of modern library design, and embodies VPL’s commitment to provide welcoming, vibrant and striking public spaces for its customers. The project was designed by ATA Architects and constructed by Gateman Milloy and Mantecon Partners.

The jury of respected architects complimented how the Maple Library Reading Garden “changed the perception of space, providing a whimsical and interesting intervention for the building and challenging the notion of being in the heritage district by introducing a contemporary structure. It provides an outdoor extension of the interior space, using architectural elements to create and form a contemporary canopy over the garden with seating and gardens for patrons to enjoy.”

The response from library customers has been very positive, with Vaughan Public Libraries’ staff observing many enjoying this new outdoor space.

The Vaughan Urban Design Awards recognize and promote local development initiatives that exemplify excellence in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, public art and environmental stewardship within Vaughan. The awards reflect the community’s commitment to quality and innovation in city building.

Carrville Library Project Update

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In several months, Carrville Library has experienced significant construction updates. Continue to follow along as we share regular construction project updates.

Carrville Library Project Update

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Following the groundbreaking event on June 8, the contractor has since mobilized. Excavation and construction of building foundations are now in full swing. Construction of the main building footings, foundation walls, pads and piers is ongoing. Dewatering and backfill activities are progressing as anticipated.

Continue to follow along in the coming months as we share regular construction project updates.

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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Since the groundbreaking on September 19th, crews have excavated and disposed of the existing asphalt and base layer, created a new trench for drainage, installed electrical conduits for a new pole light and EV charging stations, and installed new concrete curbs.  In addition, the creation of the new Multi-Use Path is well underway.

Subgrade EV Charging Stations conduit installation

The remaining activities will include placement and compaction of subgrade surfacing, new asphalt and line painting, landscape work, and installation of furniture and fixtures.

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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Vaughan Public Libraries is delighted to announce that VMC Express is close to opening! Millwork, electrical work, equipment installation and library software are now complete.

The Vaughan Public Library Board plaque was installed in time for the recent Board meeting on November 17. The Board members and Trustees recently had the opportunity to tour VMC Library and VMC Express.

Stay tuned for the VMC Express grand opening!

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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VMC Library has progressed tremendously and already looks outstanding. VPL is excited about all the work that’s been done and looks forward to revealing the final project to the community.

Most millwork has now been installed along with the required electrical connections. Several shelves have been installed and library equipment will be installed shortly.

VMC Express millwork was installed on the East side.
VMC Express view from inside toward Apple Mill Road.

Installation of signage is also underway, external signage at the main entrance points has now been installed and internal signage installation is expected to be completed soon.

External signage was installed at West Entrance.

The newest addition to VMC’s sensory list of items has now also arrived.  The Hip Hop Activity Box is designed to enhance the sensory experience for children by encouraging movement, creativity, composition, and listening through meaningful activities.

Hip Hop Activity Box.

Carrville Library Project Update

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Following the groundbreaking event on June 8, the contractor has since mobilized, and excavation and construction of building foundations are now in full swing.

Drone View of the current state of activities on site.
Excavation and foundation work in progress.

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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Bathurst Clark Resouce Library’s renovation project officially began in mid-September. The scope of the project will include the addition of six new parking spots, the addition of designated drop off and pick up locations, improvements and resurfacing of the west and north parking lots, the addition of new multipath to the western part of the parking lot and inclusion of new street furniture in the front of the library. 

View of the main entrance from Clark Ave.

The current phase 1 activity is focused on work taking place in the south parking lot, including excavation and disposal of asphalt and base layer; new trench drain installation off Clark entrance; directional boring for conduits to new pole light and EV charging stations; place and compact subgrade surface; installation of new concrete curbs; signage installation; new asphalt and line painting.

View from Library’s main entrance into the parking lot.

Phase 2 will see similar activities being completed in the north parking lot. Phase 3 will consist of landscaping work and is expected to progress from December through April.

Woodbridge Library Renovations

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The Woodbridge Library has undergone extensive renovations since the project began.

What’s been done so far:

  • The two washrooms on the lower level were given a facelift
  • Lighting in the meeting rooms was upgraded to LEDs
  • The walls that face into the open part of the basement were replaced with glass
  • Fresh paint in meeting rooms
  • Coloured film on glass walls of Quiet Study Room
  • New study tables and chairs for the Quiet Study Room have been ordered

Here is a glimpse at the coloured film on the Quiet Study Room glass walls.