Services Overview


Search for materials in the Old Colony Library Network online Catalog.  If you can't find what you're looking for in the network, expand your search to the entire state with the Commonwealth Catalog

Reference librarians can help locate rare or out of print items.

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources to which the library subscribes are available from all public computers in the library and most can be accessed with your library card from home.  Our Research Sources page describes all of our databases, and our Homework Help page offers help getting started with research projects.

Events At The Library

There's always something happening at the library!  We publicize our events through our online calendar, our Facebook page and through the Burbio website and app.

Homebound Delivery Service

Library materials delivered to your doorstep!

The Canton Public Library, in partnership with the Canton Council on Aging, offers delivery of library materials to Canton residents who are confined to their homes due to illness or injury.  Requests for materials will be filled and delivered to your home at no charge based on volunteer availability. 

Contact Community Outreach Librarian Carolyn Elkort for details

Mobile Services

Various apps are available for Android and iOS devices to access electronic content, and the library catalog.

Museum Passes

Canton residents and members of the Friends of the Library can get free or reduced rate admission to many museums courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Reserve passes online with your library card or call the Circulation Desk at 781-821-5027. 


Passport Agents at the Canton Public Library can accept your application for a new passport and take passport photos by appointment.  

Visit to book an appointment.

Private Study Rooms

Private study rooms can be reserved for private study for small groups.  Call 781-821-5027 and ask to make a reservation, or ask at the reference desk.

Public Computing 

The library has 30 public computers throughout the building, as well as 16 Chromebook laptops available for in-library use.  

Printing / Copying / Scanning / Faxing Documents

Black and white and color printing and copying, scanning and fax services are available self-serve and through the reference desk.  Patrons can also submit print jobs directly to our printers from home through the PrinterOn network. Credit and debit card payment is available for printing, copying and faxing.

Reserve a Meeting Room

Conference rooms of various sizes are available.  Reserve Online.


WiFi internet is available throughout the building.  The unencrypted "Library Guest" network has no password.