Library Cards

Library Cards & Borrower Accounts

Massachusetts residents of a city or town currently certified in the State Aid to Public Libraries program may obtain a Library Card at the circulation desk with valid proof of address.  Your Canton Library Card may be used at all libraries in the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) and is subject to all network rules

Please remember: 

  • You must have your OCLN card with you to borrow or reserve library materials 
  • You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card even if you loaned it to another person 
  • Please notify us immediately if your card is lost
  • There is a $2 fee for replacing a lost card
  • Let us know of any change in your name, address, phone, or email
  • We recommend that each family member have and use their own card
  • Please be aware that policies on borrowing may differ from library to library even among OCLN members


If you live in an OCLN Community, you may register for an E-Card number online to place material holds and get immediate access to e-books, audiobooks and magazines through the Libby App.  Once you have your E-Card number please be sure to visit the Canton Public Library with proof of identity and address to upgrade to a permanent library card.