Apply for a Card

While library access is restricted, you may apply for a temporary library card online if you work or attend school in Canton. You must be 18 or over to apply for a library card. A parent or guardian may apply for a minor library card by completing the authorized access portion of the form below. A parent or guardian must be present to verify information and obtain a physical card once we are fully open for account assistance.

This application is for first-time library card applicants, age 18 or older, who are residents of Canton, Michigan. All fields marked with an * are required.

If you own property, work or attend school in Canton, please apply for your card in person and present your driver's license along with proof of your eligibility for a card (e.g. a Canton tax bill, recent paystub from your Canton employer, or a recent report card from a Canton school) at the Checkout Desk.

Identifying Info
Don't see your year of birth listed? If you are under 18 years old, parental authorization is required. Please fill out our parental authorization form and bring it into the library, or come in to the library for your library card.
Applicant's Name
Contact Information
Authorized Access

It is the policy of the Canton Public Library that all library records are kept confidential and only shared with the cardholder and/or as a result of appropriate legal orders. If you wish others to have access to your account, please indicate below:

I agree that the following individuals have the ability to pay fees and/or pick up held items on my account with proper identification. All other account information will remain confidential. I can change or void this list at any time by presenting identification to the library and requesting that individuals be removed or added to the list. I understand that such change requests must be made in person.

Parent/Guardian Authorization Name

If you are under 18 years old, parental authorization is required. Parent or legal guardian is responsible for the use of this card and any related charges per the library’s policies. I further understand that library staff will not monitor the use of this card and the borrowing of materials on this account.

By accepting, I hereby certify that I am of legal age and currently reside in Canton, Michigan, and that the above information is true and accurate. I agree to the terms and policies set forth by the Canton Public Library and its Board of Trustees. These policies include, but are not limited to, the Circulation Policy, Borrowing Schedule, and Patron Code of Conduct.