Covet the Courtyard at the Nashville Public Library Nashville Public Library
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Covet the Courtyard at the Nashville Public Library Nashville Public Library
Covet the Courtyard at the Nashville Public Library
Free  .  Today, 2:00p - 5:00p

Covet the Courtyard at the Nashville Public Library

Free  .  Today, 2:00p - 5:00p

Smack dab in the middle of the Downtown, you'll find reprieve from the crowds and rowdy honky tonks at a historic building that is delivering way more than just good reads!

By Kelley Brackett
We can bet your trips to the library have waned over the years, but one step inside the Downtown Nashville Public Library's giant bronze doors and you may just be rockin' a library card again for the first time since childhood! From the marble floors to the towering columns and floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll swoon at the way the natural light cascades onto the bookshelves.

With a host of special events, story time for the kiddos, an art gallery (featuring over $600,000 in commissioned art), meeting rooms, public computers and wireless internet, you've got plenty of reasons to stop in. But one reason that may take the cake is the library's courtyard. In the center of the 300,000 square foot modern classical building, you'll find an outdoor space with a fountain in the center filled with bronze statues and places to crack open a book or just let your mind wonder (get offline, come on you can do it!).

Pro tip: Park and stay awhile. The library has a deck and the first 90 minutes are free with library validation.

Nashville Public Library
615 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
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2:00p - 5:00p

Sunday 2:00p - 5:00p
Monday 9:00a - 6:00p
Tuesday 9:00a - 6:00p
Wednesday 9:00a - 6:00p
Thursday 9:00a - 6:00p
Friday 9:00a - 6:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p
Free
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