43 West Main Street
The Canfield Library circulates more materials per square foot of space of any library in the PLYMC system. It is severely undersized and is open too few hours to adequately meet the needs of its service population. Canfield's current service population is estimated to be 26,239; however, the population in this section of Mahoning County is increasing. The current number of square feet per capita is .19, far below the .6 square feet per capita recommended for neighborhood/community libraries and approximately one-quarter of the ratio recommended for a regional branch facility. The consultants estimate that a new Canfield facility would serve slightly more than 30,000 people, making it a candidate for a regional branch.