In 1990 Trinity College granted permission for 1,480 replicas to be published at a price of $14,800 each.
The Muskegon Irish American Society & Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame (then a chapter of the Hibernians) and the Friends of Hackley Public Library undertook a fund-raising campaign to purchase this exact replica to celebrate the Library’s 100th Anniversary.
The Hackley Public Library may be one of only two public spaces in North America with a facsimile edition of the Book of Kells on permanent display! Hackley Public Library’s magnificent copy can be seen in a large, beautiful wooden and glass case located in the Main Reading Room. A beautiful Waterford Crystal bowl accompanies the manuscript.
A page of the manuscript is carefully, and ceremoniously turned once monthly by a white gloved member of the library staff.