There are 2 Ways to Get a Card
1. Sign up online.
If you live in Canton, you can sign up for a temporary online-only card to get access to our online resources.
Once you complete the form, we will contact you within 2 to 3 days to confirm your account information and provide you with your new library card number.
Temporary cards are good for up to 90 days. Convert your temporary card to a physical card for access to the full range of library services by visiting the Canton Public Library with proof of address and a photo ID.
2. Visit the Library
To access the full range of library services, please visit the main Check Out desk at the Canton Public Library with proof of address and a photo ID.
If you work or go to school but do not live in Canton, you can still get a card. You will need to show a recent paystub or other proof of employment, or current school ID/report card.
Canton Public Library also has a reciprocal relationship with many nearby libraries. This means that residents of other TLN communities may use their local library cards at Canton (some restrictions apply). Bring the library card issued to you at your home library to the Canton Public Library along with photo ID to be entered into our system.
Non-residents who don’t fall into any of the categories above can purchase a Canton Public Library card for $140 annually per family. This card has all the same benefits as a resident card.
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