Get a Library Card

All residents of Canton are entitled to receive a Canton Public Library card. Your card is the ticket to using all of our library services and also allows you to borrow materials not just from Canton, but from any public library in the State of Connecticut.

Getting a library card is easy – just visit our circulation desk to get started. You can also print and fill out a Library Card Application in advance to make the process a little faster. You will need to provide proof of identity and proof of Canton residency. Acceptable items to prove residency include a driver’s license; cable, utility, or phone bill; or bank statement showing your current address.

During the current pandemic, we are also offering library cards online to residents of Canton. You will need a Canton Library Card to access our online resources. Please go to the Online Library Card Request to fill out our online form.

Children are eligible to receive their own library cards; their parents will need to provide their own proof of residency and assume responsibility for items checked out on their children’s cards.

If you live in another town and wish to check out materials from our library, you will need to obtain a library card from your hometown library, but you are then able to use it here. Please note that some online resources are available only for Canton Public Library cardholders.

Click here to view our full Library Card policy.

Join our Mailing List

Sign up and receive email notices about Canton Public Library programs and events. Enter your email address and check the “Library Updates” box.

Become a Friend

The Friends of the Canton Public Library is a not-for-profit organization that provides volunteers, special programs, and financial assistance to enhance library programs.

Giving Back

Help us expand the programs and materials offered to all library users.

Canton Public Library • 40 Dyer Avenue • Canton, CT 06019 • 860-693-5800 • Fax 860-693-5804