Hours and Location


Updated 12/22/20

The Library will be closed 12/23 and will reopen for Curbside Pickup only starting Monday 12/28/2020 at 2pm. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dear Reader,

Effective December 21st, 2020 the Canton Public Library will be returning to a Curbside Pickup model of service.

This decision was made jointly by the Emergency Executive Committee of the Board of Library Trustees and the Canton Select Board at their meeting on December 7th, 2020 in response to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in town. The Curbside Pickup model will remain in effect until such time as the positivity rate reflects a sustained downward trend as it did during the months of June, July and August.

Like you, we have been monitoring the rates of COVID-19 infections in Canton and statewide. We have been concerned to see those numbers increase significantly since the Thanksgiving holiday. By taking this step, we hope to do our part to protect the health of both library patrons and staff.

While we are saddened that we are temporarily unable to offer in person library services, we will continue to provide you with a wide variety of virtual services as well as the ability to pickup books and materials for all ages through our Curbside Pickup Program, which has expanded to run 6 days per week.

We hope that you will continue to join us for virtual Storytimes on Facebook M-F at 10:30 A.M and you can check our events calendar for book discussions, author events, crafting opportunities, and a variety of other virtual programs for all ages.

While it is difficult to be taking this step backwards, we remain hopeful that the New Year and the COVID-19 vaccine will allow us to begin to normalize operations in the months ahead. Meanwhile we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season and a healthy start to 2021.



Andrea J. Capone M.L.S

Director of the Canton Public Library 
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

781-821-5027 x4122


Monday:   2:00pm - 7:00pm 
Tuesday:   10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday:   2:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday:   10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday:   10:00am - 4:00pm

In Person Browsing will be temporarily discontinued as of 12/21/2020
LOBBY BROWSING HOURS 12/14 through 12/19:
Monday:   3:00pm - 7:00pm 
Tuesday:   10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday:   3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday:   10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday:   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.