Learn and have fun, as we look forward to the Spring 2014 reopening of the refurbished Old Hickory Branch Library.
Old Hickory Community Center
1050 Donelson Avenue
, Old Hickory
, TN 37138
Old Hickory Branch Closure Details
August 13, 2013
Nashville Public Library is committed to reopening the Old Hickory Branch Library. What we
do not yet know is when that can happen.
Six feet of water submerged the basement of the branch during the night of August 7, 2013.
This was far worse than what we experienced during the Flood of 2010. We worked with Belfor
throughout the weekend of August 10, performing disaster recovery in the basement. As a
precaution we are removing the library book collection from the main floor and storing those
items off site.
In the days ahead we will assess the total damage and develop a plan. We know that our main
electric panel will need to be replaced. Any wiring or electrical services below the water
line must also be replaced. All of our air conditioning systems will need to be replaced. We
are exploring options for moving public programs, such as story times, book clubs, etc., to
the main floor of the branch. This may require changes to the configuration of the main
We are accepting returns of library materials in the book drops. We are contacting patrons
about their holds and offering to redirect holds for pick up to another library location. For
assistance with Old Hickory library accounts, please contact Jennifer Tullos (615-880-2616,
We will update you on our progress and plans for Old Hickory Branch Library.
Larry Price, Associate Director for Branch Services
Located five blocks off Old Hickory Boulevard between Madison and Hermitage.
Take Old Hickory Boulevard to Hadley Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street.
The library is behind the Old Hickory Church of Christ.
Built in 1937 by the DuPont Company for its workers and their families, the library was added to the Nashville system in 1964. In 1982, the original Williamsburg style building was renovated and expanded. With its Williamsburg design of red brick and white trim and its original oak furnishings, this charming library makes a priority of catering to neighborhood patrons.