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Nashville Public Library

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We stopped by the NPL expecting to take a spin through and get on with our day. Not so fast. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Don't miss the 2nd floor

The 2nd floor is where the best stuff is, check out the Nashville room and get goosebumps at the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the NPL expecting to take a spin through and get on with our day. Not so fast. We stumbled upon a photo exhibit with stories and photos of Holocaust survivors. Incredible. I would definitely go back to spend more time. The library...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

The 2nd floor is where the best stuff is, check out the Nashville room and get goosebumps at the civil rights lunch counter. they have a rotating exhibit also on the 2nd floor overlooking the ground floor, always something interesting there. If you have kids...More

3  Thank fullerlaura
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The main library branch is a true hidden gem - -and free. You really need to visit the interactive civil rights room showcasing the importance of the Nashville lunch counter sit ins. The history of Tennessee is depicted really well in the art around the...More

1  Thank WillTravel4Goetta
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a beautiful building in the heart of lower Broadway. What a gem and the architecture is really nice. Just a nice place to go and spend an hour...and visit the gardens in the center.

1  Thank LindyKen
Reviewed 23 July 2018

As a visitor to the city of Nashville, it is beautiful building to take a break from the heat. The civil rights room was worth a stop and the large reading room.

1  Thank Dive_G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited from out of town and this place was absolutely amazing. It had so much to offer and the courtyard made it a nice place to relax and read. Everything was just so neat.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I love this library, especially the special programs and exhibits, the children's library and the marionettes. What I don't like is the great amount of homeless all over the library. The atmosphere is not conducive to a family environment. The last two times we were...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Great library! Popped in to see the Violins of Hope when they were in Nashville, but I missed them by a few days (but I got to see them at the symphony that evening at the Schermerhorn!). The woman on staff whom I spoke with...More

1  Thank Traveler01202
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a very pretty building. I would love to study in this library. We went specifically to see the Civil Rights Room. It is small but the pictures are great. The smallness and quiet gives you a chance to reflect.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

You’ll learn a lot about John Lewis and the people who bravely did ‘sit ins’ at the Nashville lunch counters. The civil rights leaders perfected their strategies in Nashville. If you’re downtown already- take a half hour and visit this treasure.

1  Thank Bekalah
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