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MeL LogoFor technical reasons, MeLCat will be temporarily unavailable for new requests beginning on Wednesday, November 18. Library users will be able to pick up MeLCat materials until Wednesday, December 2. The ability to place requests will be restored by Friday, December 11. MeLCat materials can be returned at any time.

For more information, please visit the MeLCat website.


Apply for a Card

A Canton Public Library card is the only card you need for your educational, business and entertainment needs! With this card, you can:
  • Access thousands of books, videos, games, CDs, DVDs, BCDs and databases
  • Checkout our iPads
  • Place holds on available and checked out items. You'll be notified when the item is ready for pick- up
  • Request items through our interloan department
  • Renew items

Library cards are available to residents of Canton Township, and those who work or go to school in Canton. Just present valid photo ID, pay stub or current school ID with a Canton address.

You can find more info and Apply Now or see our Circulation Policy for full details.

Note: Non-residents can purchase Canton Public Library Card(s) for $140 annually per family. This is the average annual household tax contribution to the library.

Borrowing Schedule

For full details, view our borrowing schedule. Generally:
  • Books and most other materials: 3 weeks
  • DVDs and special items: 1 week
If you have a fine/fee/bill on your account, you can pay at the Checkout Desk with cash, check, or credit/debit card or pay online by signing in to your Patron Record. If you have $20 or more in fines/fees/bills, your account will be blocked. If you have a balance of $35 and/or have material 45 days past due, your balance will be sent to collections. A non-refundable collection fee will also be added to your account.


Patrons with a Canton or Plymouth library card can place holds. Materials will be kept on the hold shelf for four days after your notice is sent. We will charge a $.25 fee for each hold item that is not picked up within four days. You can avoid this fee by canceling or freezing holds you are unable to pick up.

Renewal Options

Items with standard loan periods may be renewed four times unless they have been requested by another patron. See our borrowing schedule for details. To renew:
  • Online: Check the boxes, then press "renew selected"
  • A Staff member can assist you by calling 734-397-0999 (option #3 for Checkout Desk)

Other Libraries

Reciprocal Borrowing: Your Canton Public Library card works at many local libraries, and residents of other TLN communities may use their local library cards at Canton (some restrictions apply). Bring the library card issued to you at your home library along with valid photo ID to be entered into our system.

Interlibrary Loan

MeL Logo The fastest, easiest way to request a book from another library is through MeLCat. You may wish to contact us for harder-to-find items. More information can be found at our Interlibrary Loan Page.