VMC Library Virtual Tour

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Nestled within the vibrant community hub, the VMC Library brings our library services, programming, and collection to the fast-growing downtown core. This new 9,000 square foot library provides welcoming spaces for children, families, students, neighbourhood residents and transit commuters. A first for VPL, we will host culinary literacy programming in the state-of-the-art community kitchen within the same building.

VMC Express – an on-the-go convenience VPL Members will also be able to enjoy street-level access to our newest titles and popular bestsellers in the self-service storefront conveniently located on Apple Mill Road – a first of its kind in Vaughan! This 400 square foot quick stop features automated check-in and check-out for fast and simple returns and pickups.

Stop on by and see what Vaughan Public Libraries can do for you. A visit will get you thinking!

VMC is Now Open!

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Welcome to VPL’s newest library location!

Nestled within the vibrant community hub, the VMC Library brings our library services, programming, and collection to the fast-growing downtown core. This new 9,000 square foot library provides welcoming spaces for children, families, students, neighbourhood residents and transit commuters. A first for VPL, we will host culinary literacy programming in the state-of-the-art community kitchen within the same building.

Stay tuned for news about our official opening celebration!

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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Work on outstanding substantial completion at VMC Library and VMC Express items continues. Equipment installation, including the library’s mini sorter, laptop dispensing kiosk and Library’s Express Checkout Stations, have been completed. Service desk installation has taken place, and finishing touches are ongoing. Millwork installation in the VMC Express space is still pending.

Service Desk

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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We continue to see significant progress on VMC Library and VMC Express. Most recent work includes millwork installation throughout the sites, library service desk and slatwalls, installation of all interior signage and completion of outstanding railing work.

Children’s Area
Children’s Area
Staff Workroom
Staff Kitchenette
Slatwall installation in progress.
VMC Express awaiting millwork installation.

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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We continue to see progress at VMC Library and VMC Express. Support structure for VMC Express millwork is currently being installed, while millwork for VMC will commence next month. We’ve received the remaining furniture; staff work furniture, manager’s office set and study tables are now in place. Library collections and equipment are scheduled to be received in early February. 

Study tables on-site
All seating has been received
Quiet Study Area
Staff Work Room
Staff Kitchenette
Community Kitchen
Community Kitchen
Living Wall in the Lobby
Stairwell to VMC Library
VMC Express millwork supports

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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We continue to see progress on both VMC Library and VMC Express. Slatwall, glazing and painting are amongst the many things that have happened in the last several weeks. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress.

Slatwall installation in the main lobby below Library
Glazing installation on Library’s Quiet Study Room
Glazing installed in VMC Express
Painting activities ongoing in VMC Express

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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Both the VMC Library and Library Express are progressing. To date, VPL has received a number of deliveries including library shelving, merchandising furniture, study chairs and some soft chairs. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress.

Workers installing transition rails in preparation of glass wall that will be installed in the library’s Marketplace
Glass installation in the manager’s office
Workroom furniture partially installed
Library shelving installed and merchandising furniture received
Quiet Study room being painted with a final coat of paint.
Study chairs have been received
Marketplace soft seating chairs have also been received
Counter height study tables partially installed. 

What’s happening at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library & VMC Library Express?

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PROGRESS UPDATE

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Library and VMC Library Express are coming to you very soon! 90% of the drywall work has been completed in both library areas and most walls and ceilings have been painted. The lighting installation is also 50% complete with the large continuous fixtures installed at the Children’s area and in the main library area.

In the next few weeks, ceiling and interior glazing wall installation are scheduled to begin. The interior and exterior signage installation are also in the works.

Substantial completion continues to be set for mid-July. Soft opening is targeted for August and the official opening end of September.

First library lights have been installed. Ceiling preparation for the wood ceiling installation has been completed.

View from Children’s Area east towards the Marketplace

Stairwell from main lobby to second level library and third level CoV’s space.

Quite Study Area visible from downstairs lobby

 

 

Announcing Names of the Two New Libraries

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The Vaughan Public Library Board is proud to announce the official names of the new upcoming libraries located in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Tower in the city’s new downtown area.
The 9000 sq ft main library has been named VMC (Vaughan Metropolitan Centre) Library and the 400 sq ft storefront as VMC Library Express.

Watch out for more details as we approach the openings of these two new libraries!

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Storefront Library Interior Design

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BACKGROUND

Construction of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) and Storefront Library is progressing well. Check out sneak peak of the interior design work that the architectural firm, MJMA, will soon begin in the library spaces. 

VMC and Storefront Library Floor Plan

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library- Concept Diagram

Storefront Library Perspective

Storefront Library- Interior Views

VMC Library – Second Floor – Plan

VMC Library Front Desk

VMC Library Colored Fins Sequence

VMC Second Floor and Storefront Library Concept Elevation/Section

VMC Library -Children Area Floor Plan

VMC Library- Children Area

While some furniture at VMC and Storefront Library will be replicated with ones from existing libraries, other furniture like the lounge seating will be selected with your feedback. Arrangements have been made to make sample of these chairs available for you from November 18 to December 13 at Civic Centre Resource Library. We hope you will try out the chairs and share your input with us!