Nashville Public Library

Nashville Public Library

Nashville Public Library
The Nashville Public Library system has served the citizens of Nashville, Tennessee for a number of decades with the first public library being Howard Library, established in 1898 and loaned book to individuals that paid $2 for a “reader’s card.”  The most famous Nashville public library was the Carnegie library, established at the turn of the century with funding from steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
Where is the Main Library located?

The main library is located at:
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

This is the only location on Fridays.  This location also provides hearing impaired services Tuesday to Friday 9 – 2 or by appointment.
Where can I find information on Branch locations and hours of operation?
The Nashville Public Library website maintains listings of all of its locations and hours of operations. This information is also available in downloadable .pdf format at:
What other services does the Nashville Public Library provide?

The NPL maintains a listing of databases and resources for residents to discover their genealogy and local history.  For a nominal fee, residents can receive copies of original documents from the metropolitan such as marriage and birth certificates.  There are additional special collections showcasing the history of Nashville on the central libraries’ second floor.  Like most libraries, the Nashville libraries hold programming from young children and plan oral history projects to commemorate important events.




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