Hours and Location



Dear Reader,

The Canton Board of Library Trustees Has Voted to Eliminate Overdue Fines

At their August meeting the Canton Board of Library Trustees voted to eliminate overdue late fees for most library materials.

Effective immediately, overdue fees will not be charged for Canton materials returned late. Overdue fines and fees previously incurred will be automatically removed from library accounts.

“The Board hopes this change will help those impacted most by the Covid-19 Pandemic when so many in our community are struggling” said Chair of the Board of Library Trustees Peg Mead.

Patrons will still be charged a fee in some cases, such as if an item is damaged or lost, or for failing to return a museum pass or some circulating technology on time. 

“This change will help ensure that there are no financial barriers to accessing the library collection and that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, will be able to use the library” said Library Director Andrea Capone.

Please check the library website for more information about borrowing policies and library services.


Andrea J. Capone, MLS
Director of the Canton Public Library
786 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
781-821-5027 x4122

Library Summer hours as of 6/26/21:
Monday: 1:00PM-9:00PM
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00AM- 9:00PM
Friday 10:00AM- 5:30PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM- 5:30PM
Summer Saturdays: 10:00AM- 2:00PM

The Library is not open on
Sundays, legal holidays, Christmas Eve, and the Saturday preceding Memorial Day. 

Canton is located southeast of the intersection of routes 128 and interstate 95.  The Library street address is:
786 Washington Street  (view map)

From the North or East 
Take route 128 to Exit 2A (Stoughton, Route 138 South). 
Follow Route 138 South to the first light.
Turn right at this light onto Washington St. Proceed on Washington Street two more traffic lights.
The Library is on the right, just through the second light, diagonally across from the Town Hall. 

From the South and West 
Take Route 95 to the Neponset Street Canton Exit 11.
Follow Neponset Street about three miles (passing under a viaduct) to its end. 
Take a left onto Washington Street. Go through one traffic light. The Library is on the left just past the train station.

Parking is to the left when facing the Library from Washington St.