Inspire Reading, Advance Learning, and Connect our Community.
|Terri Luke||Interim Director & Assistant Director for Branch Services||(615) 862-5761|
|Lee Boulie||Assistant Director For Collections and Technology||(615) 862-5805|
|Susan Drye||Assistant Director for Administrative Services||(615) 880-2614|
|Linda Harrison||Assistant Director for Education and Literacy||(615) 862-5776|
|Jena Schmid||Assistant Director for Main Library||(615) 862-5806|
Find Library departments, managers, and administration contacts.
Building Projects and Master Plan
To keep pace with Music City’s booming population growth and blossoming neighborhood diversity, we’ve designed a roadmap called the NPL Facilities Master Plan.
Learn more about building projects and our strategic goals.
The strategy map outlines Nashville Public Library's business objectives for 2018-2020.
Download the PDF (505 KB)
View the Strategy Map on Issuu
The annual report provides statistical data on library operations and gives a snapshot of how the library impacts the community every year.
View the 2021–2022 Annual Report
Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Community Partnership Fund - Literacy
Nashville's first public library was the Howard Library, established in 1898. Read about our early history and view a timeline of milestones for the Nashville Public Library system.
Policies and Guidelines
- 3D Printing Policy
- Branch Meeting Room, Computer Classroom, and Study Room Policy
- Conference Center Policy
- Collection Development Policy
- Exhibition Policy
- Filming and Photography Policy
- Guidelines for Print Station Use
- Guidelines for Public PC Use
- Internet Safety Policy
- Loan Rules
- Polling Place, Petitioning, and Political Campaign Policy
- Private Events Terms and Conditions
- Reconsideration of Materials Policy
- Rules of Conduct
- Seed Protocol
- Small Press and Local Author Publication Inquiries
- Social Media and Blog Guidelines for Using, Commenting, and More
- Writer's Room Guidelines
The Library Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Call Library Administration at (615) 862-5760 for information about Library Board meetings. Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to Sandy Cohen at (615) 862-5750 or (615) 862-5752.
- Joyce Searcy, Library Board Chair
- Kate R. Ezell
- Dr. Adriana Bialostozky
- Robert K. Oermann
- Charvis Rand
- Keith Simmons
- Katy Varney
Upcoming Schedule and Agenda
Current Board Meeting Agenda (pdf)
Schedule and Meeting Policies
Standing Policy Rules and Bylaws of the Library Board (pdf)
Procedures for Outside Parties Wishing to Address the Library Board (pdf)
NPL Board Reports are a compilation of administrative area narrative reports, performance metrics, and library policy development.