The McKiernan Library is temporarily closed.

In accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations, the library has temporarily closed.
Please check out our Online Archives, Digital Exhibitions, Story Hour Videos and Online Classes with the Irish College of MN.

The EML space.

Visit McKiernan Library

  • A beautiful space for quiet study
  • Open Mon-Thu 4:30-6:30 or by appointment
  • Free WiFi and in house computers available
  • Free access to
  • Microsoft Office
  • CD Players and headphones for accessing our music collection

Online Story Hour

Join Celtic Junction Arts Center's Executive Director Natalie O'Shea for Online Story Hour for children live from 12-1 weekdays via the Celtic Junction Arts Center Facebook page.

Videos of Natalie's readings are also posted on our new Story Hour page.

  • 3/31: Flying Feet by Anna Marlis Burgard and illustrated by Leighanne Dees
  • 4/1: Prairie Train by Antoine Ó Flatharta and illustrated by Eric Rohmann
All books are from the McKiernan Library's collection.

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!


Exhibition: Leaders in Our Irish Dance Community

The 2019 IMDA Honors event presented by the Irish Music and Dance Association recognized three women who helped lead a surge in Irish dance participation in the late 1970s and helped drive that energy through to today. Our exhibition celebrates these remarkable leaders: Jenny Bach, Mary McNeive and Sheila Jordan.

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

Classes in the EML

w/ the Irish College Minnesota