Research & Learn

New York Times Games Module

Enjoy daily full-sized and mini crosswords, Sudoku, Tiles and more from your computer or device.

Learn a New Skill with GetSetUp

GetSetUp offers live, virtual classes on a variety of subjects geared specifically towards seniors.

Databases & Online Resources FAQs

  • Your default PIN is the 8-digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY) associated with your account. For example, if your birthday is May 15, 1991, your PIN is 05151991.  Once you log into your account, you can change your PIN to a number of your choice. Your PIN must be at least 7 digits and no longer than 13 digits, and can only be numbers.
  • For homework and study assistance for all ages, the library offers HelpNow through Brainfuse, a live, online tutoring service accessible with a CPL library card. For further homework or skill-building assistance, explore our Research and Learn page.

    For one-on-one tutoring in-person, you can frequently find tutors who advertise on our lobby bulletin board. Canton Public Library does not endorse or track these tutors. You are welcome to meet with your tutor in the library.

    National Honor Society Tutors are typically available in the library on a seasonal basis. Check our Program page for current information. If no sessions are listed, this is not currently being offered.

  • Databases and online resources can be found on the Research & Learn page. The dark grey section partway down the page has a link to an A-Z listing of all databases and online resources available to you through CPL, as well as links to groups of resources for particular areas of interest.

  • No. OverDrive and Hoopla both automatically delete items when the lending period ends. You can also delete them early if you choose. Kanopy content is streamed to your device over an internet connection - never downloaded.

  • The most common reason for this is an expired library card. Call us at 734-397-0999 or log in to your My CPL account to see if there are any issues that need to be resolved.

Featured Online Resources

Gale Courses

Online courses for general users, students and professionals; includes test preparation and professional certificate courses.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds.


Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow by Brainfuse is a tutoring, homework help, and studying service for patrons of all ages.

Using Online Resources

Learn About Investing

From budgets and personal finance to investing, the library has resources to help you learn more about your money and your goals.

Trace Your Family Tree

If you're interested in researching your family history, try these online resources to begin your search.

Learn English Online

Our online language learning resources can help you learn English and many other languages.

Improve Your Computer Skills

These resources allow you to choose what to focus on and learn at your own pace. Use one, or all, and become a technology pro in no time.

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For Kids

Check out the great online resources that the library has available for the younger members of the family.

For Teens

Check out the great online resources that the library has available for teens.

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