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Main Library

715 Market Avenue N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: 330.452.0665 Fax: 330.452.0403

Manager: Jean McFarren
Contact the Main Library

Hours of Service:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9 - 8
  • Tuesday: 9 - 8
  • Wednesday: 9 - 8
  • Thursday: 9 - 8
  • Friday: 9 - 6
  • Saturday: 9 - 5

Sarta Bus Route: Sarta Route 108

School District

Canton City School District

Department Phone Numbers:

Children's Services: 330.458.2641
Circulation Services: 330.458.3155
Genealogy Services: 330.458.2765
Periodicals: 330.458.2751
Reference Services: 330.458.2754
Technology Center: 330.458.2740

Location 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, notary available, Book Mark Cafe.
Wireless Internet AccessWiFi FAQs (.pdf)

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 building was rennovated to reflect its current configuration in 2001.

The Main Library stands on the original site of one of President McKinley's homes.  Read more about it at the Historic Ohio website.

List of Library Hours and Services.