Services

Due to the library reopening in stages, equipment usage is limited. In addition to PC Use reservations, patrons may schedule use of a copier, fax machine, and/or express PC. Up to two 25 minute sessions per day may be scheduled using the links below. After clicking on the SCHEDULE button for the desired appointment type, please read the full description to note all restrictions and limitations.  In all cases:

  • Patrons must agree to abide by all library policies including its computing resources policies and COVID-19 safety specific policies, which includes wearing a facemask for your entire appointment.
  • Due to social distancing restrictions, equipment users are highly discouraged from bringing guests.
  • If you intend to print and do not have a copy card, please bring $1 bills to purchase a copy card and/or add value.
  • If you intend to send a fax, note that the fax machine only accepts credit cards.
  • If you'll need to save any files, please bring a portable USB thumb drive to store them on.

Equipment Use Reservation

An appointment to utilize a fax machine, copier, or a PC to perform a quick task. This includes things like; copying, scan to email, scan to thumb-drive, a quick print, or print-outs sent via our remote print service. A 25-minute session.

Restricted Group - Equipment Use

Restricted to patrons identified as being part of a vulnerable population such as: senior citizens and those with medical conditions. An appointment to utilize a fax machine, copier, or a PC to perform a quick task. This includes things like; copying, scan to email, scan to thumb-drive, a quick print, or print-outs sent via our remote print service. A 25-minute session.

Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms

There are nine first-come, first-serve study rooms on our eastern wing. Read the rules for using study rooms for details.

During the library building closure, all room reservations are suspended. We anticipate this limitation to last several months. The Friends' Activity Room and the Community Room are for community group reservation only and must be booked in advance; rental fees may apply. A completed room rental application must be received before dates can be confirmed. Applications may be dropped off at the library, mailed, or emailed. Please refer to the Meeting Room Policy for information.

We've compiled this list of other meeting rooms available in Canton for your convenience. Our study rooms are still open and available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless otherwise noted by a schedule posted on the door to the study room.

May We Suggest?

 
 

We post many book suggestions to the May We Suggest? blog. If you'd like your own, just

Request a Recommendation

and librarians will build a list just for you.

Copiers and Printers

A copy card is necessary for printing and copying. The reusable card costs $1.00 and has 50¢ of credit to start out. You can recharge the card with $1 bills. Prints and copies have the same per-side pricing:

  • Black&White 8.5x11|14 for 10¢
  • Color 8.5x11|14 for 50¢

With WiPrint, send documents from your laptop or mobile device and retrieve them from our printers any time that day.

 

As noted at the top of this page, equipment use is limited and requires an appointment. Copying, scanning, faxing, printing (including print jobs sent via the WiPrint service), can all be scheduled using the SCHEDULE buttons located near the top of this page.

Other Services

Tours

For all group tours and visits, please contact Megan Hathaway of the Information Services Department, 734-397-0999 x1119.

Group Home Visits

We welcome the opportunity to schedule your group to visit the library. If you schedule a visit:

  • We'll pull materials of your choice for you in advance
  • You can reserve a Group Study Room
  • We can make certain special arrangements

To schedule a group visit, contact Megan Hathaway of the Information Services Department, 734-397-0999 x1119.

Assistive Technology

The library makes the following assistive technology available:

The Canton Public Library is a demo site for the State of Michigan's Braille & Talking Book Library. BTBL offers audio books, magazines, and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities that are unable to utilize standard print materials. Come in to see a demo of a talking audio book player, or enroll in BTBL.

Books by Mail

Canton residents who are physically unable to come to the library, either due to a permanent or long-term illness or are over the age of 65, can have library materials mailed directly to their home at no charge. For more information go to the Books by Mail page.

English Language Learner Programs

The ELL Conversation Group, Reading Group and Advanced ELL Book Club meetings are for adult non-native English speakers who want to practice speaking in a fun, relaxed environment with a Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council (CLC) volunteer tutor. Learn more about our English language learner programs in our English Language Learner Programs FAQ.