The Brown County Public Library provides a variety of services to all audiences. With our Cordry Sweetwater branch, all-age programing, public computers, available meeting room space and outreach services, including home bound deliveries, school storytelling visits and deposit libraries, we reach across generations as we strive to meet the needs of our patrons. If you would like to inquire about these services, please call the library at 988-2850 or contact us.


We offer a variety of print, electronic and downloadable resources to our patrons.

We have print collections for children, teens and adults including books, graphic novels and magazines. A large print collection is available for adults.

We also have:

  • Books on CDs, MP3CDs, cassettes, Playaways, and Playaway Views,
  • Music CD collection with items for all ages,
  • Collection of movies on VHS tape and DVD.
  • Genealogy reference collection, maintained by the Brown County Genealogical Society, and
  • The Brown County Democrat (1914 – present) and Census records can be viewed on microfilm.

Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks can be accessed through the Indiana Digital Download Center.

Access to World Book online is free with a valid library card. In addition, we offer several other electronic resources, such as Price It! Antiques, Opposing Viewpoints, Chilton Library, Gale Legal Forms, Culture Grams, Ancestry Library Edition, and Mango Languages.


Be sure to check the Events page for a current listing of programs at the library. We offer programs for all ages throughout the year at the main library in Nashville and at the Cordry Sweetwater branch.

Public Technology Services

We offer eight public computers with Internet access, Wi-Fi connection, color and black & white printer and copy machine (.50 for color, .10 for black & white per page), faxing services (1.00 first page, .50 cents each additional), microfilm reader, magnifying reader to aid those with low vision, and a laminating machine (.25-1.00 per page). We also offer a drop-in program every Tuesday evening for eReader help. For those who wish to access the Internet while at the library please read our Internet policies and guidelines. You will be asked to sign an Internet Policy Terms and Conditions form.

Meeting Rooms

We have three meeting rooms available at no fee to organizations and groups residing in our library district. You may request a meeting room for your club or group online or stop by the library for an application.

Helpful Links

Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library Рprovides library service to blind and physically handicapped residents of Indiana.  Over 25,000 downloadable audiobook titles, 10,000 digital talking book titles, 18,000 Braille titles and 15,000 large print titles.

Indiana Vision Expo – learn about the most recent technologies and services available that promote independent living. Рis a new website that provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several websites and is fully accessible on tablets and smartphones. Information on the FAFSA can also be found.

Indiana Do Not Call List– 1-888-834-9969

National Do Not Call List -1-888-382-1222

Indiana Consumer Complaint and Mediation Line -1-800-382-5516

Indiana Identity Theft/Scams & Fraud Prevention-1-800-382-5516

Avoiding Scams and Identity Theft

Placing a Security or Credit Freeze

Real Property Assessment Manual

Visit Us!

Brown County Public Library
205 Locust Lane, P.O. Box 8
Nashville, Indiana 47448
(812) 988-2850 ph
(812)988-8119 fax

Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Cordry Sweetwater
8751 Nineveh Road
Tuesday 2-5 pm
Wednesday 3-6 pm
Thursday 3-6 pm