Celtic Junction Arts Center's

The EML space.

Visit McKiernan Library

  • A beautiful space for quiet study
  • Open Mon-Thu 4:30-6:30 or by appointment
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer access
  • Access to ancestry.com
  • Microsoft Office
  • CD Players and headphones for accessing our music collection
Digitization Day promotional image.

Digitization Day

Do you have old photos you’d like to add to the EML’s online archive of area history? Interested, but not sure how to go about digitizing photos? On Sunday, Sep. 22, from 1 to 4 pm anyone can bring in photos, letters or other keepsakes and have them scanned. This is a free event! We’d love if you let us add digitized items relating to Irish arts, culture, and history in Minnesota to our digital archive but you don’t have to contribute to use this free service! Sign up here.

Library Collection

Main Library Collection:

over 3500 books and 500 CDs available for use within the Library Reading Room 

Lending Library:

700 books available for checkout

Online Archives and Exhibitions

Explore the history of Irish Arts in Minnesota through oral histories, music, photos, posters, newsletters and more!

Poster from the 2nd Irish Fair.

Current Exhibition: Forty Years of Irish Fair

From the first Minnesota Irish Festival at the St. Paul Civic Center in 1980 through 2019’s Irish Fair of Minnesota at Harriet Island, this exhibition explores 40 years of Minnesota’s annual celebration of all things Irish.

Physical exhibition located in the upper mezzanine hallway outside the McKiernan Library at The Celtic Junction. Digital companion archive located here.

Classes in the EML

w/ the Irish College Minnesota