Area Code -- Wilmington's area code is 302.

Camera Repair -- For camera repair, supplies, or processing, try Cameras Etc., 4101 N. Market St. (tel. 302/764-9400).

Emergencies -- Dial Wilmington Optical, 616 Market St. (tel. 302/654-0530).

Hospitals -- Downtown options include St. Francis Hospital, Seventh and Clayton streets (tel. 302/421-4100), and Wilmington Hospital, 14th and Washington streets (tel. 302/428-4280).

Libraries -- The library is at 10th and Market streets (tel. 302/571-7400).

Newspapers & Magazines -- The city's daily newspaper is the News Journal. The best monthly magazine is Delaware Today.

Pharmacies -- A local chain, Happy Harry's Discount Drugs, has locations at 839 N. Market St., at Ninth Street (tel. 302/654-1834), and at Trolley Square, Delaware Avenue and DuPont Street (tel. 302/655-6397).

Police -- For nonemergencies, call tel. 302/343-3600. For emergencies, dial tel. 911.

Post Office -- The main downtown post office is at 500 Delaware Ave., Ste. 1 (tel. 302/656-0228).

Taxes -- There is no sales tax in Delaware, but an 8% to 10% lodging tax applies to stays at city hotels.

Transit Information -- Call DART First State (tel. 302/652-3278).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.