The McKiernan Library is available for summer by appointment only.

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.

Be sure to follow the McKiernan Library Facebook page where we share archival photos and videos, post new performances of Irish music and and share other news about our growing collection!

Online Archives and Exhibitions

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

Online Irish Music Book Sale

Irish music books for sale! All proceeds benefit the McKiernan Library.

Online Story Hour

Online Story Hour is our free series of Irish story readings geared toward children. New videos each week via the CJAC Facebook page and the Library's YouTube Channel.  For an archive of all Stories see the Story Hour page.

Explore our digital version of Conradh na Gaeilge's beautiful bilingual travelling exhibition celebrating 125 years of Irish language revival.

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

The EML space.

The McKiernan Library Reading Room

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

Classes in the EML

w/ the Irish College Minnesota