Brandywine Hundred Library

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1300 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Fax: 302-477-4545
Renee O'Donnell, Manager
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Our Buildings Are Open
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brandywine Hundred Library temporarily closing for 3 months starting Feb. 1

Why is the Building Closing

New Castle County will be replacing the building’s heating and cooling system (HVAC) and roof.

This project has been needed for some time. BHL’s current HVAC system, which is over two decades old, is no longer capable of providing adequate heating and cooling. The new system is more energy-efficient and will improve airflow throughout the building. Simultaneously, ductwork will be cleaned and removed where necessary to ensure healthier air quality. The project will also encompass roof replacement; areas that have experienced damage from ongoing leaks will be repaired and repainted.

The closure of BHL is required for the safety of patrons and staff while the HVAC system is installed because of the lack of temperature and air-filtration controls during the project. The project will take approximately three months to complete.

Are There any Nearby Libraries I Can Visit While Brandywine is Closed

To minimize disruption for BHL’s patrons, the Claymont and Woodlawn libraries will extend their hours and will be open 7 days a week.

Claymont Library Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Thurs: 10 am to 9 pm
Fri. & Sat.: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun.: 1 pm to 5 pm
*Please note that Claymont also has a drive-up window that patrons will be able to take advantage of*

Woodlawn Library Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Wed.: 10 am to 9 pm
Thurs. – Sat.: 10 am to 5 pm
Sun.: 1 pm to 5 pm

What Will Happen to My Holds

  • Holds filled for Brandywine Hundred Library patrons after Feb. 1 will automatically be redirected to Claymont or Woodlawn Library. If you would like to select a different pickup location, you can do so with your online account or by contacting another local library. 
  • Between January 24 and May 1, patrons will not be able to select the Brandywine Hundred Library as their hold pickup location.

How Can I Return My Items

Brandywine's book drop will be closed, but checked-out materials can be returned to any New Castle County Library.

What About New Items:

Brandywine Hundred Library staff will continue to order new materials. These will be housed at other libraries until Brandywine reopens.

What About Computers and Wi-Fi:

While patrons cannot use our public computers during this time, Wi-Fi access will still be available in our parking lot. 

What about the Programs?

Brandywine staff will be working out of several other library locations.   Please continue to check out the Claymont and Woodlawn Program calendars – you might see some your favorite programs or people there!

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Brandywine Hundred Library is a 40,000 square foot facility nestled in Talley Day Park. The library grew out of the need to replace the small and aging Concord Pike Library, which had opened in 1959 as the New Castle County Free Library headquarters. Brandywine Hundred Library opened its doors in April of 2003, designated as the regional library for the northern New Castle County area.

Wehave more than 150,000 items available for loan including audio, video,magazines, electronic sources, and - of course - books. Library programs areavailable for all ages and interests. In addition to materials and programs,the library has study rooms and meeting spaces for nonprofit community groups.Come and visit: the staff at Brandywine Hundred Library is ready to assist you.

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