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Nashville Public Library Foundation

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Nashville Public Library Foundation is a committed community of leaders, learners and innovative achievers dedicated to supporting and empowering one of our city’s greatest resources – Nashville Public Library. Founded in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) organization, NPLF has raised more than $41 million to advance the impact and reach of NPL programs and initiatives. For more information on NPLF or to make a gift, visit

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Nashville Public Library is a rewarding and fun place to volunteer. Volunteers assist at all our locations. There is likely a location for you to volunteer which is convenient to work, home, or school. If you haven't signed up to volunteer yet, what are you waiting for?

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Internships and Library Practicum

Nashville Public Library offers a variety of unpaid internships for college undergraduates and graduate students. Internships are thoughtfully constructed, focused, short-term projects, supervised by library staff who mentor and guide students. Students apply their academic interests and skills in a workplace setting, while exploring personal and professional goals.

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Donate Materials

We accept donations of books, DVDs, and CDs in new or gently-used condition. We also accept seeds for the Seed Exchange.

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