Reference Services

302-571-7400 ext 2416

The Wilmington Public Library has a staff of professional librarians to assist you.

We have a number of services and ways in which you can contact us.

Contact a Reference Librarian

We are available to assist you with:

Reference Collections of Special Interest:

Phone Books and Directories:

  • Current business directories of regional and national interest.
  • Online access to Reference USA
  • Historical collection of  Polk City Directories going back to the 1850’s
  • Historical collection of phone books, including some cities in Kent and Sussex County.

Legal Information:

Business Information:

  • Print and resources on “How to Start a Business”  (Online resources are available through the “Small Business Reference Center“)
  • Databases such as Reference USA, located under “Business” that can help you find potential clients or locate potential competitors.
  • Local historical business information.

Biographical Information: