We will be performing maintenance starting on Saturday, June 15, at 5pm that may affect access to the catalog, online services, and Jackson 24/7 lobby

Main Library

Contact

Phone: 330.452.0665
Fax: 330.452.0403

Email: main@starklibrary.org
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Departments
Children's Services: 330.458.2641
Adult Services: 330.458.3155

Location

715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Directions: Maps and driving directions
Bus Route: Sarta Route 108
School District: Canton City School District

Features

Genealogy Services, extensive reference collections, original Stark County Probate Records, video games Collection, foreign language collections, foundations/grants collection, black oral history, Canton High School yearbooks, braille materials, Friends of the Library book store, technology center, McKinley meeting room, drive up window, Book Mark Cafe.

Main Library- Reserve DVDs & Video Games Online

Services

History

Stark Library traces its roots to the Spread Eagle Tavern, owned by James W. Lathrop, who assembled a collection of 30 books in 1816. The library moved several times from those humble beginnings, officially becoming the Canton Public Library in 1884. It took up residence in the Carnegie building on 3rd Street South in 1905.  The Canton Public Library became the Stark County District Library in 1971, reflecting its service to much of Stark County.  The library moved into its current building in 1978, the site was once William McKinley's house, and was the scene of his 1896 front porch campaign for President of the United States. During the campaign, McKinley addressed about 750,000 people who came to his home in Canton. The building was renovated to reflect its current configuration in 2001.

Hours

Sunday Closed*
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

* All locations are closed on Sundays during summer (Mother's Day through Labor Day)
Computers will log off 15 minutes before closing

Upcoming Closings

Independence Day, Thursday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving Eve (Library closes at 6pm), Wednesday, November 27

What's Happening

Jun 15
Community Seed Bank 12:00am-11:59pm The Community Seed Bank provides a variety of free seeds to those interested in planting a garden courtesy of the Stark County Mas ... Read More
Jun 15
Community Seed Bank 12:00am-11:59pm The Community Seed Bank provides a variety of free seeds to those interested in planting a garden courtesy of the Stark County Mas ... Read More
Jun 17
Word I-III Basics Series 2:00pm-4:00pm Word is one of the building blocks for developing your Office skills. In this three part series, learn the fundamentals of creati ... Read More
Jun 17
Microsoft Excel I-III 5:30pm-7:30pm Spreadsheets allow you to create lists of information to track, generate charts or assist with formulas. In this three-part series ... Read More
Jun 18
Maker Studio 2:00pm-5:00pm Discover equipment that blends technology and crafting. Try a new hobby or crafting idea using sewing and embroidery machines, Cri ... Read More

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