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Everything Canton

Canton Public Library has partnered with CantonWiki; The 500 listings previously on Everything Canton are now available in a friendly, easy-to-use wiki format.

CantonWiki is a not-for-profit City Wiki for the Plymouth-Canton area. Pages range from Restaurant listings to a page dedicated to Tacky Christmas light displays in our neighborhoods. It is a great community resource, made better by an active Canton community.

Your contribution greatly enhances CantonWiki. It’s easy to add your favorite business, activity or community resources to share with the community.

Book Clubs

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets at 7:00PM on the third Monday of each month. This open, no-registration-required self-directed group is sponsored by the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group

The Canton Seniors Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the every month (except December) from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Librarians Elaine Skrzynski and Joyce Simowski alternately lead the discussion. No registration required.

Lunch and a Book

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month (Noon to 1:00PM). The December meeting is used to share favorite titles and make suggestions for the coming year. Join us in this open, no-registration-required conversation.

Borrowing

Apply for a Card

A Canton Public Library card is the only card you need for your educational, business and entertainment needs! With this card, you can:
  • Access thousands of books, videos, games, CDs, DVDs, BCDs and databases
  • Checkout our iPads
  • Place holds on available and checked out items. You'll be notified when the item is ready for pick- up
  • Request items through our interloan department
  • Renew items

Library cards are available to residents of Canton Township, Plymouth and those who work or go to school in Canton. Just present valid photo ID, pay stub or current school ID with a Canton address.

You can find more info and Apply Now or see our Circulation Policy for full details.

Note: Non-residents can purchase Canton Public Library Card(s) for $170 annually per family. This is the average annual household tax contribution to the library.

Renewal Options

Renewable materials may be renewed four times after the original checkout unless they are on hold for another patron.

Online Renewal

Log in to your Patron Record to view the list of items that you have checked out. You can either put a check mark in each of the boxes for items you wish to renew, then click on "Renew Selected Items," or you can simply click on the box, "Renew All." Online renewal is available at any time.

Staff Renewal

The staff of the Canton Public Library can help, either by phone at 734-397-0999 [option #3], or in person at the Checkout Desk if you're visiting the library. Please have your library card ready. In both cases, these renewals must be done when the library is open (Regular business hours and holiday closings).

Borrowing Schedule

Item Type Item Limit Loan Period Fine/Day Holds Renew
Book Discussion Kits 2 60 days $1.00 no no
Books, Large Print, Audiobooks, Puppets, CDs, Nonfiction DVDs - 21 days $0.20 yes yes
DVDs - 7 days $1.00 yes yes
Magazines (Back Issues)/Comics - 7 days $0.20 no yes
Video Games 5 7 days $1.00 yes yes
Lucky Day Books/CDs 1 7 days $0.20 no no
Lucky Day DVDs 1 3 Days $1.00 no<

Other Libraries

Canton residents have reciprocal borrowing privileges (they can borrow materials) with the following libraries. To search many of them at the same time, use the TLN Catalog.

Computers

All computing at CPL is subject to our Computing Resources Policy.

Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), internet jacks, and electrical outlets are available throughout the building. Internet connections provided by the library are unsecured and unencrypted; use at your own risk. In order to use the Wi-Fi you must accept our Acceptable Use Policy, which should appear automatically when you select the cpl network.

Printing

If you need to print while using your laptop or mobile device, you should use our wireless printing service. You can print to our high-quality printers, and your print job will stay in the queue until the close of business the day it is sent.

Public Computers

CPL has nearly 150 computers for public use. We also offer computer classes throughout the year. Public computers are filtered per Michigan State law. Please note:
  • The Internet Lab is restricted to 18-years-and-older by law because it provides unfiltered web access on 24 machines
  • Public computers will only store your working files until the end of the day.

Services

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.

Larger meeting rooms must be booked in advance by telephone at 734-397-0999 and a room rental agreement must be completed. Rental fees may apply. Please refer to the Meeting Room Policy for information.

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