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
Circulation 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, 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.

Services

  • Drive-up Window
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Public Computers
  • Innovation Center & Meeting Rooms
  • Wireless Printing
  • Print, copy, scan, fax equipment
  • Free Public Notary
  • 24/7 Book Drop

History

The Stark County District 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 1pm - 5pm*
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 (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Computers will log off 15 minutes before closing

Upcoming Closings

Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16
Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 16
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14

What's Happening

Jan 17
Story Time 5:30pm-6:00pm Story times open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to young children and their families. Registration is required fo ... Read More
Jan 18
Basic Computer Skills Series 2:00pm-3:30pm Having trouble getting started in the world of technology? During this three part series learn the parts of a computer, how to use ... Read More
Jan 18
Word I-III Basics Series 6:00pm-7:30pm Word is one of the building blocks for developing your Office skills. In this three part series, learn the fundamentals of creati ... Read More
Jan 21
Teens CREATE 2:00pm-3:30pm Hang out with your friends and make new ones at the Library. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits, and more. ... Read More
Jan 22
Book Club 2:00pm-3:00pm Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics. ... Read More

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