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Law Resources

General Law Resources

  • Legal Information Institute — features links to constitutions, statues, regulations and court opinions by jurisdiction
  • Findlaw — includes sections for the layperson, legal topics and laws for 50 states
  • Michigan Courts Self Help Center — includes information on court procedures and official court forms
  • State Bar of Michigan Online Legal Help Center — contains links on sources for different topics in the law, finding a lawyer and researching Michigan law
  • Michigan eLibrary (MeL) — information on courts, administrative decisions, finding legal assistance, legal resources, federal and multi-state legal resources, Michigan Legal resources, statutes and regulations

Family Law

Landlord Tenant

Practical Guide for Landlord and Tenants




CPL provides access to information beyond Google. With library databases you can read scholarly articles, car repair manuals, and more — things that would cost money to access on the web.

Books and More

When used in conjunction with our Catalog, the Books and More page is a great way to get recommendations. May We Suggest, blog links, and bestseller lists are available for browsing. When searching, our search tools make it easy and fun.


The eBooks page has information and links for loading your Kindle, iPad, Nook, kobo, or other weirdly-named device with digital books.


Canton Public Library

Acceptable items for recycling are newspapers, magazines, catalogs, school and office paper, shredded paper (in bags) and mail. Please, no cardboard, phonebooks, glass, metal, plastics or trash. Look for the recycling bin in the far southwestern corner of our staff parking lot. For more information, call 734-397-0999


recycle glass bottle at CWRCanton Computers — will recycle or repurpose unwanted computer equipment (excluding CRT monitors). Address: 1765 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI Phone: 734-981-6600

Canton Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up — Canton residents can properly dispose of waste that is considered toxic, flammable, or corrosive.

Canton Waste Recycling — CWR is open for recycling (plastics, paper, cardboard, tin, glass, oil, paint (limit 5 one gallon containers), antifreeze and batteries) on scheduled Fridays (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) and Saturdays (8:00 AM to 11:00 AM).

Cartridges for Kids — A recycling program that pays schools and nonprofit organizations cash for empty laser and inkjet cartridges, used cellphones, laptops, PDAs and iPods. You can also bring the following items only — empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cellphones — to the Canton Public Library. Simply drop them off at the service desk and we will ship them to Cartridges for Kids on your behalf.

Canton Green Resources

Save $, Energy, and More

  • Alliance to Save Energy — offers information to help you save money, increase comfort, and reduce pollution through energy efficiency
  • Canton Farmers Market — a variety of home-grown foods and hand-made goods
  • GreenerThinking — environmental articles and tips on how to save the environment and some cash along the way
  • RideShare — free carpool and vanpool matching service that links commuters in Michigan
  • Unscrew America — information about replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs
  • Vampire Energy Chart — shows how much energy you use even when your appliances are turned off

Environmental Information

Buy Green

  • directory — Look for a variety of products from Michigan based companies
  • Dine Green — Find certified green restaurants in Michigan (such as Amici's Pizza in Berkley, MI) and in other states. Restaurant owners can also find out how to become certified
  • Door to Door Organics — Local organic vegetables delivered right to your door
  • — Find safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy… and other wild edibles near you
  • Eco-Friendly Paint — Benjamin Moore's Aura paint meets the toughest VOC rules in the country. Click on the link above for a store location near you
  • Energy Star LogoEnergy Star — Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.


Gale PowerSearch Search newspapers, magazines or journal articles, and eBooks simultaneously.

Alphabetical Database Listing

Best Bets



Business and Investment

One-click Financials

Books & More

Is today your lucky day?

Book Recommendations

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.

You might also like Annual Staff Recommendations and Literature Databases, like:

Award Winners

For specific awards in our catalog:

New York Times Bestsellers

Data provided by the New York Times

On Order

New Arrivals

Dewey Call Numbers

Computer Science, Information, and General Works

Philosophy and Psychology


Social Sciences






History and Geography

RSS-ify a Search


The Affordable Care Act is changing health insurance in important ways in 2014. was created to provide information on health insurance. Starting in October, will be the home of the Health Insurance Marketplace, which will allow 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 Library Network, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource have partnered with nearly 400 public libraries statewide to present the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP). Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to 112 arts and cultural organizations across the state. Canton Public Library card holders may login to print a pass at 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.

Databases A-Z

Gale PowerSearch Search newspapers, magazines or journal articles, and eBooks simultaneously.

Green Resource Bibliography

The following materials are found in the collections of the Canton Public Library.

Green Consumers


OverDrive eBooks

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eBooks can be borrowed for up to 21 days, and will be returned automatically after the due date. All you need is your CPL card to check out and put items on hold. You can read or download them on your computer and a wide variety of devices


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For books in local libraries in your language of choice, the International Books and International Periodicals are now located on a separate wiki site.