Card & Account

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.

What is My PIN?

Your default PIN is the 8-digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY) associated with your account.

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.

Want to check out the library before you visit?

Click on the picture to the right, and you can take a google view tour of the stacks!

I Got My Card! Now What?

Welcome to CPL

We’re glad you’re here. Click on the image above and let us show you around.

Learn about CPL Resources

A Canton Public Library card provides free access to countless educational, business, and entertainment resources.

How Long Can I Keep Library Materials?

Generally you can keep books and most other materials for 3 weeks, and DVDs for 1 week. Click here for more details.

What's Your Library Card Worth?

Discover the value of your Canton Public Library card by using our return on investments calculator.

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Common Account Questions

Renew Your Card

Your card must be renewed periodically to verify your residency and ensure we have your up-to-date address and contact information on file.

But I Returned That!

Think you returned something, but it’s still checked out on your account? Ask us for a shelf-check.

I Never Got a Notice

Here are some things to check if our messages keep missing you.

Learn More About CPL Online Resources

Want the full virtual experience, but not sure what's offered? Check out this handy guide.

Learn About Borrowing

Make the Most of Your Library Card.

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