What’s Your Library Card Worth?

The month of September signals the end of summer, back to school, cooler weather (hopefully), and Library Card Sign-up Month!

Library cards are available to residents of Canton, and those who work or attend school here. Visit our Card & Account page to learn how to get a Canton Public Library card, or browse our library card FAQs to find answers to your questions.

If you already have a Canton Public Library card, you know that your card gives you free access to a wealth of information and entertainment. Besides the thousands of books and DVDs that can be checked out from the library, you can borrow e-books, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, movies and music through our digital platforms—Libby, hoopla, Kanopy, and Comics Plus. Not sure how to get started with these digital services? Give us a call or come to the Information Desk. Our librarians are happy to help you get set up on your device. 

Some of your library card’s most valuable treasures are found in our databases and online resources. Preparing for a big purchase? Your card gives you access to an online version of Consumer Reports. Want to learn a language? You can use your card to sign up for Mango Languages, an app-based program with learning paths for over 70 different languages. Enjoy crafting? Creativebug has more than 1,000 art and craft video classes taught by design experts and artists. Explore our list of databases for dozens of other valuable resources you can access with your Canton Public Library card.

Can you imagine how much it would cost to purchase all of these items for yourself instead of borrowing them from the library? Check out our library value calculator and try it yourself!