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[The Libraries of Metropolitan Nashville]
The Civil Rights Room is open every day during normal Nashville Public Library hours (see below). Educators and tour groups interested in reserving the Civil Rights Room should call Luke Herbst at (615) 862-5782.

The Nashville Public Library
The library system serves all of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County from the downtown Main Library on Church Street and from 20 branches throughout Metro. Among its features are:

  • The general collection of more than 1.4 million circulating books and
    audio-video materials;
  • The reference division, providing direct assistance at each facility,
    as well as by e-mail, fax and telephone;
  • The Metropolitan Government Archives, housed at 3801 Green
    Hills Village Drive;
  • More than 600 public-use computer terminals with Internet access;
  • Special services for sight and hearing impaired patrons;
  • Access to other libraries through InterLibrary Loan and Athena, an
    Internet-based "virtual library" catalog;
  • An array of special programs and services, such as the Nashville Room
    (local history), the Nashville Banner archives, periodicals and indexes, business research assistance, the children's division, an auditorium and art gallery, meeting rooms, and a continuous array of classes and special
    events for all ages.

Contact Us
Main: (615) 862-5800
Nashville Civil Rights Room: (615) 862-5782
615 Church St., Nashville, TN 37219

Administration and Credits
Bill Purcell, Mayor 1999-2007
Donna Nicely, Library Director 1995-2011
Color Photographs by Gary Layda
Room Design by Tuck Hinton Architects

The Civil Rights Room and Collection were developed with a gift to the Nashville Public Library Foundation by Robin and Bill King of Nashville.


[Handicap]The programs, services and activities of Nashville Public Library are open to all. For questions, concerns, and requests for ADA accomodations, call (615) 862-5752.


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