Hours and Location


March 29, 2021

Dear Reader,

As health conditions continue to trend in the right direction, it is time for the library to begin a safe return to in person operations. We are so happy to share the library’s reopening plans with you today. 

Beginning April 12th, the library’s lobby will once again open for browsing. Our lobby area will be fully stocked with a variety of best sellers and materials for all ages.

No appointment will be needed to visit the library. Please note that capacity limits are in place and you may have to wait outside on the designated markers until space allows you to visit. Please remember to wear your mask at all times while you visit the library, including if you are in line outside waiting to be let in.

On April 12th we will also resume appointments for Chromebook computer use. Please call the library to reserve a computer, or register for an appointment through our Event Calendar. Curbside pickup hours will remain unchanged, and holds will still be available on our covered entryway.

The Library Board of Trustees continues to monitor the conditions in the community and looks forward to reopening more of the library soon.

All of your dedicated librarians have greatly missed you, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the library again!


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 resume on April 12th.
Monday:   3:00pm - 7:00pm 
Tuesday:   10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday:   3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday:   10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm 
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.