All branches will be closed Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents' Day

Main Library


Phone: 330.452.0665
Fax: 330.452.0403

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Children's Services: 330.458.2641
Adult Services: 330.458.3155


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


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



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.


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

Presidents' Day, Monday, February 18
Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 21
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

What's Happening

Feb 16
Kindness is Contagious 1:30pm-3:00pm Join us in celebrating the start of Random Acts of Kindness Week! Learn about the science of kindness, brainstorm ways to promote ... Read More
Feb 18
Chess Club 5:00pm-8:00pm Whether you are a novice, intermediate or an expert level, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun! Chess boards are ... Read More
Feb 19
Story Time & More 5:30pm-6:00pm Enjoy an interactive celebration of reading, along with activities, as we discover exciting new books and authors in a friendly, s ... Read More
Feb 20
Knitting Club 10:00am-12:00pm Do you love to knit or crochet, or want to learn? Join other knitters & crocheters and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Share t ... Read More
Feb 20
Intermediate Computer Skills Series 10:00am-11:30am Continue to build your computer skills in this three-part series. ... Read More

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