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Dover Public Library:
45 South State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
Freqently Asked Questions
Dover Public Library cards are available to anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Delaware.
A photo identification with a current Delaware address must be presented in order to obtain a library card.
A library customer must bring his/her valid library card to the library to borrow library resources as well as to use library computer workstations.
Loans for most items are for 3 weeks and they can be renewed up to 3 times if there are no holds on the items.
DVDs can be borrowed for 1 week.
Overdue fines are .10 per day for juvenile materials and .10 per day for adult and young adult materials.
There is a $1.00 per day late fee for videos and DVDs, up to a maximum fine of $10 per item.
Anyone owing the library $5.00 or over cannot check out library materials or use the computers until an amount is paid so that the total amount owed is under $5.
Yes. There are 21 computers available in the Adult Services Department with access to the Internet and to Microsoft products including Word, Power Point, and more.
Patrons wishing to use the computers must scan their library card at the Computer Sign-In station.
Patrons owing the library $5 or more cannot use the computers until an amount is paid so that the total amount owed is under $5.
There are computers with Internet access for children ages 12 and under in the Children's Services Department.
There are computers with Internet access for children ages 13-19 in the Teen Loft.
There is also a computer especially for young children, loaded with educational software. Children wishing to use the computers must have a library card.
Children owing the library $5 or over cannot use the computers until an amount is paid so the total amount owed is under $5.
A library customer must bring his/her valid library card to the library in order to access a computer workstation. (1/02/08-)
A library customer may use a library computer up to 75 minutes per person, per day.
Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 8 PM, Saturday from 10 AM until 5 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM until 5 PM.
The Teen Loft is open Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM until 7:45 PM, Saturday from 11 AM until 4:45 PM, and Sunday from 1 PM until 4:45 PM.
Computers are not available for use fifteen minutes before the building closes.
The front doors will lock 5 minutes prior to closing.
Go to www.lib.de.us
Your Dover Public Library works with the entire "Library Community."
Please contact the Technical Services department at 736-7031 in order to request that we obtain a book via interlibrary loan.
Please provide them with the name of the book, the author, your library card number, and whether or not there is a date when you will no longer need the book.
You may also place an interlibrary loan via the catalog. Please click the Can't Find It? link and fill out the online form. Your request will automatically be routed to the Technical Services department.
Their are multiple meeting rooms available to non-profit organizations and groups for a small fee.
Please call 736-5025 for more information. Additionally, you may print the application from our website.
We are open many holidays, but we are closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
You may renew library materials online by visiting www.lib.de.us
Circulation Desk: 302.736.7030
Teen Services: 302.760.4470
Children's Services: 302.736.7034
Dial-a-Story: 302.734.1006 and 302.734.1007 [Call often to hear both story lines!]
Interlibrary loan: 302.736.7031
Library Administration: 302.736.5025
Library Director: 302.736.7032