Types of Rooms

There are six meeting rooms and one meeting space located throughout the library.

  • P.S. duPont meeting room seats 32 – minimum group number to use room is 15 people (16 tables & 32 chairs)
  • Jacob Broom meeting room seats 18 – minimum group number to use room is 10 people (9 tables & 18 chairs)
  • John Dickinson  meeting room seats 15 – minimum group number to use room is 5 people  (1 table & 15 chairs)
  • William P. Bancroft meeting room seats 10 – minimum group number to use room is 4 people (1 table & 10 chairs)
  • Gunning Bedford meeting room seats 12 – minimum group number to use room is 3 people (1 table & 12 chairs)
  • The Commons-seats 100 or 200 standing – minimum group number to use room is 20 people (ONLY 40 chairs only and 5 tables upon request.  Larger groups will need to rent chairs and tables at own expense.)
  • Rodney Square meeting room seats 4  – reserve at Reference desk, first come, first serve at the beginning of each day (1 round table & 4 chairs)

History of the Meeting Rooms:

The meeting rooms were designated after the historical figures that largely impacted the shaping of the Wilmington Library.

  • John Dickinson, Jacob Broom & Gunning Bedford, who were original signatories of the U.S. Constitution, helped resume the services of the library in 1788.
  • P.S. duPont purchased the land that the library is located on currently and assisted with raising funds needed to pay for the construction of the building.
  • William P. Bancroft donated $20,000 to satisfy the library’s debt which made the once subscription library into a library for public use.

The Rodney Square meeting room may only be reserved up to 3 hours each day on a first come first serve basis.  The maximum number is four patrons per session.  No advance reservations available.

If you have not called and are 15 minutes late, you may lose your reservation. Please adhere to the the meeting room policies when using this or any other space in the library. The Wilmington Library reserves the right to deny any individual or group the use of the meeting rooms if the policies are not followed.

  • There is no charge to use the Wilmington Library’s Meeting Rooms for non-profit organizations, community groups or individuals.
  • For-profit groups will be charged a modest meeting room fee as indicated in our meeting room policy. 
  • There is no charge to use the projector or projector screen (where applicable) in the meeting rooms.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for use of the kitchenette for non-profits, community groups, government, individuals and for-profit organizations.

The duPont and Broom meeting rooms are furnished with the following equipment:

  • Built in projector screen & projector screen
  • Movable lectern
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Individuals, organizations & groups are responsible for providing and operating their own laptop equipment when using the meeting rooms.

The duPont, Broom, Dickinson, Bancroft, Broom and Rodney Square rooms are equipped with the following equipment:

  • Wireless Internet access is available for patrons

NOTE: If the meeting requires adult supervision for high school or younger individuals, the applicant must attend and supervise the entire meeting. Children must have adequate adult supervision. The applicant is responsible for any damages caused by the group or individuals during the meeting.

Please click on either floor plan below to view a larger image of our meeting rooms.