What's New at the Archives



The Metro Archives is now open during regular library hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sunday 2:00-5:00

We are welcoming both appointments and walk-ins. Please feel free to call or visit us any time we are open. We look forward to seeing you!


We are pleased to announce that, beginning on Wednesday, March 31, the Metro Archives will be opening to the public by appointment only.

If you would like to make an appointment to research at the archives, please contact us by phone or by email to do so. Please make your appointments at least three days in advance so that we have time to pull the materials you need. We are looking forward to seeing you!



How's everybody enjoying all this winter weather?

The Metro Archives offices have been closed this week due to the weather, and requests may take longer than usual. However, we are checking our email daily, so please feel free to email us if you have any questions.

The Davidson County Register of Deeds office has a new exhibit in honor of Black History Month! See details below.



The Metro Archives is still closed to the public; however, staff is back in the office during our regular hours, Monday - Friday, and we are currently offering curbside services.

If you need to pick up a certified copy of a marriage license or copies of materials, you can pick them up on 6th Avenue, North beside the Nashville Public Library. Just give us a call at 615-862-5880 when you arrive, and staff will come down to deliver the materials to you.

If you have any questions or wish to call Metro Archives with any requests, we are now available to receive your calls.



The closure of all Nashville Public Library facilities, including Metro Archives, has been extended beyond our initial date of April 6th.

The Library is monitoring developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and will evaluate when it is safe to reopen once State and local "Safer at Home" orders have been lifted and health experts deem the worst of the coronavirus in our community to be over.

The Metro Archives staff would like to thank all of you for your support and understanding during these difficult times, and we look forward to serving you as soon as we are back in the office.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions at all, as we are still monitoring our email.

From all of us at Metro Archives, please continue to stay safe and healthy. We hope to be back with you all as soon as possible.


Metro Archives Closure

As a health precaution due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Nashville Public Library locations, including Metro Archives, will be closed through April 6th.

We understand the inconvenience this poses to our researchers and patrons, and we want to assure you that we will still be checking email on a daily basis during this time. Because the building will be closed, we will be unable to fulfill most requests, but if you have any questions at all, you are welcome to contact Metro Archives staff via email at any time.

All public programming for Metro Archives through April 6th will also be cancelled.

We thank you for your understanding and your patience during this time, and we look forward to returning to serve you on April 6th. Please continue checking our website for any updates.

Take care, and we will see you soon.
Metro Archives Staff