A PIN is now required for self-service transactions

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) has been added to your library account.

Right now, your PIN is your 8-digit birthdate. For example, if you were born on December 10, 1851 like Melville Dewey, your PIN would be 12101851.

A PIN is needed for any self-service transaction, for example, on our website or using self-check, but not for any person-to-person transaction at the Check Out Desk.

You are welcome to leave your PIN the way we set it, but we encourage you to log in to your library account and modify it. Your PIN must have a minimum length of 7 digits and a maximum length of 13. Please avoid numbers with three repeating digits (for example, 1114570) or repeating number pairs (for example, 12121212).

In the future, if you forget your PIN you can select the “Forget your PIN?” link at the bottom of the login page, or call 734-397-0999 and we can reset it back to your birthdate for you.

If you’re wondering why PINs, or want some PIN suggestions, check out this post.

PIN Day is here!

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) has been added to your library account.

Right now, your PIN is your 8-digit birthdate. For example, if you were born on December 10, 1851 like Melville Dewey, your PIN would be 12101851.

We are currently in a transition period. PINs will be required for self-check out starting April 29, and will be added to online My Account and login processes as we move forward.

You are welcome to leave your PIN the way we set it, but once it is available online, we encourage you to log in to your library account and update it. Your PIN can be any number you choose, with a minimum length of 7 digits and a maximum length of 13.

In the future, if you forget your PIN you can always reset it online, or call 734-397-0999 and we can reset it back to your birthdate for you.

If you’re wondering why PINs, or want some PIN suggestions, check out this post.

PIN day at CPL is April 29!

On April 29, all CPL patrons will have PINs added to their patron accounts.

A PIN will be needed for any self-service transaction, for example, on our website or using self-check, but not for any person-to-person transaction at the Check Out Desk.

What is a PIN?

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a secondary form of authentication used to access your account that provides an extra layer of security.

How does a PIN help with security?

Using a PIN in conjunction with your library card number adds an extra layer of security to your account. If you lose your card or someone obtains your library card number, a PIN helps prevent unauthorized use of your library account.

Holds will be brought directly to your car

The library provides curbside delivery of hold materials. Make an appointment and we will bring your requested items directly to your vehicle.

Curbside service is available by appointment during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM

To use the curbside service:

  • Put your items on hold.
  • We will notify you when your items are ready.
  • Follow the link in the notification or the button below to schedule a curbside appointment.

If you have items already on the hold shelf, or you receive additional hold available notifications prior to your appointment, these items will be gathered and included with your curbside order. You do not need to make a second appointment.

Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at curbside. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns.

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.