Are you new to Canton?

Welcome! We think Canton is a great place to live, work and play, and we hope you do too! At Canton Public Library, we're all about connecting your community. A great place to start is with the smartest card in town: a Canton Public Library card! Learn how to get your card, or apply for a card online and we'll email you your card number (within 72 hours).

New Canton residents can pick up a Newcomer Welcome Packet from the Canton Chamber of Commerce (at 45525 Hanford Rd.). For more information, visit the Canton Chamber's website or call (734) 453-4040.

The Affordable Care Act has been changing health insurance in important ways since 2014. was created to provide information on health insurance. is be the home of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which allows residents to find, compare, and purchase health coverage.

ExpressSOS - Online Secretary of State

ExpressSOS, a new program from the Secretary of State, aims to connect Michigan residents with easy-to-use Secretary of State online services at Supported by the Michigan Library Cooperatives, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association, the new program allows Michigan residents to renew standard driver's licenses, change their address, and more, without having to visit a branch office.

Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoThe Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is back, and better than ever! In addition to providing free or discounted admission to over 400 cultural and historical attractions across the state, the MAP program has access to Michigan State recreation areas, parks, historic sites and campgrounds, as well as seven National Park Service sites.

Library cardholders may go online to check out one pass per library card every seven days, to any one of the participating institutions on the MAP website. Once reserved and printed, your pass is good for seven days. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed. Here's a helpful guide on how to check out a MAP pass.

Participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Howell Nature Center, Sea Life Aquarium, the Michigan Philharmonic, Yankee Air Museum and many others. For a complete list, visit the MAP website.

Detroit Zoo Tickets & More

Detroit Zoo Tickets & More LogoCPL is excited to offer the Tickets & More program with The Library Network and the Detroit Zoo. Through the Tickets & More program, you can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, and save on discounted memberships and dining. You can even purchase a pre-paid parking voucher. The discounted offers are updated at intervals throughout the year, in an effort to keep the program fresh.

Green Resources

CPL is committed to protecting the environment, especially locally. For tips and local resources, check out the Canton Green Pages:

Tax Forms

Access tax forms and instructions for state and federal taxes.

Job Search Toolkit

Whether you are looking for a new job or considering changing careers, the library can help! In addition to the great internet resources listed here, the library has many books on resumes and cover letters as well as interviewing tips.