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Nashville Public Library

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Address: 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5800
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Peaceful and beautiful building

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
283shirleyw
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 23 October 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 19 October 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 17 October 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!

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This library is wonderful! The children's and teen areas have amazing creative spaces. There are a few large reading rooms and an art gallery. You must check out the Civil Rights Room - Awesome!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I only went to the library to see the civil rights exhibition but the building was beautiful. The Civil Rights Room is small but very interesting. The room contains many works of literature and reference on the subject but for the casual visitor it is an amazing educational experience. The walls display powerful images associated with the non-violent protests regarding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This library is absolutely breath taking! It has a beautiful entrance way. The people are very helpful and friendly. There is a puppet theater and an absolutely wonderful children's section.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful Library with reasonable parking garage attached. Friendly staff. Walk up to the rooftop garden area, a very pleasant area to sit and read a book.

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