McClelland Irish Library
Welcome to the McClelland Irish Library, located at 1106 North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, adjacent to the Irish Cultural Center, in the Margaret T. Hance Park. The three-story building houses 5,000 books from Irish authors and poets and genealogical research tools. It includes an ongoing exhibit of The Book of Kells plus several reading rooms and computer resources to access the library catalog and databases. The three-story building resembles a traditional 12th century Norman castle from the Emerald Isle.
To visit our Irish Cultural Center web site, please click the button below or go to www.azirish.org
- Closed for all services: December 24th, 25th & 31st, January 1st.
- Open for tours only: December 26th, 27th & 28th as well as January 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
We will reopen for normal hours and all services on Tuesday, January 7th.
- 10am – 3pm Tues – Sat
Daily Guided Tours of the McClelland Irish Library and Irish Cultural Center Campus:
- Tues – Sat at 11:30am & 1:30pm
Suggested minimum donation for tours:
- $5 – General public
- $2.50 – Seniors & Students (Children under 16 free)
The McClelland Irish Library (MIL) is an affiliate of the Phoenix Public Library (PPL) and our holdings can be accessed through their Public Access Catalog.
Fill in the information about the book you want, then at the bottom of the screen, click “Location+” and then select “Irish Cultural Center” and Submit.
The MIL collection is a circulating and browsing research collection. Our evolving collection includes Irish literature and is updated constantly so please check back often. To checkout materials you need a McClelland Irish Library Membership and Phoenix Public Library Card available at any of its branches.
Frances McClelland Genealogy Research Centre
The library includes a genealogy research service on the second floor with how-to books, source books for Irish genealogical research, and Irish periodicals for researching your family. There are books on the various Irish counties and records of their citizens through time. The staff will offer help in researching your Irish ancestors.