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Nashville Public Library

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Address: 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
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+1 615-862-5800
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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More Than Just a Place to Check Out Books

I LOVE THIS LIBRARY! If you are in the downtown area looking at the sites, be sure to stop and enjoy the interesting details in this library. Be sure to visit the Courtyard... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE THIS LIBRARY! If you are in the downtown area looking at the sites, be sure to stop and enjoy the interesting details in this library. Be sure to visit the Courtyard, Reading Room, and the Art Gallery. This would be worthy of an entry fee, but there is not one! Try to make it on a day when... More 

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Brentwood, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The architecture alone is reason to visit this beautiful building in downtown Nashville. Art shows add to the ambience and the interior design is breathtaking.

Thank RandRDuo
Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I am fortunate enough to work around the corner from this beautiful city library. I go here often at lunch to check out books, or, sometimes just eat out in the courtyard. Large selections of books. I love it here!

Thank CJ W
Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Just happened to stumble upon the library while walking around downtown.....and ended up spending an hour there. Beautiful marble staircase, interesting exhibits...and be sure to check out the Civil Rights Room. Very educational.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I love the downtown library! The selection of books, MP3 playaways, lunch time speakers, exhibits, and activities are impressive. The staff is informative and very helpful is you cannot locate something physically or electronically. Impressive architecture with beautiful bronze doors. Go get your free library card today!

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Cold Spring, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

There are any number of reviews about this handsome library with its splendid holdings and activities.But is it the PC police at work once more which leaves out why I was totally uncomfortable there? There is an unfortunate homeless problem at the park that faces the library and it spills over into the building.You might want to sit down at... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a beautiful building! The kids section is amazing. If you are visiting Nashville with young kids, this is a great pit stop to let them play. Black history section is very informative. Really nice that they provide free parking for 1 1/2 hours but be sure to not exceed that time or you pay for all.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our 7 year old daughter loved this library! So interactive! We went several times during our stay! If you get a chance to take your kids, DO IT!

Thank Laksmom
Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We were downtown for the book festival and spent some time in the library. This is beautiful historic building on the middle of downtown. The library is very well setup and a pleasure to walk through. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is an attached public garage and there is a ticket validation station in the library that... More 

Thank John K
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to a book Sale today and also got a chance to see the beautiful architecture of the Nashville library. It is a special place. In previously met President Jimmy Carter here at a book signing. This library has it all! Parking garage attached, coffee shop and tons of books and resources. Awesome friendly staff! One of the best libraries... More 

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