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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

The Ohio State University
110 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

t 614.292.0538 | f 614.292.9101



Museum Gallery Hours

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum exhibition galleries are open to the public and admission is FREE.  

Monday: Closed

Tuesday through Sunday:  1:00 – 5:00 pm
CLOSED between exhibitions for installation:  January 25 – February 12, 2016

Please note that you will be asked to place coats, backpacks, large purses and other large bags, and umbrellas in designated areas at entrance to the galleries or in the lockers provided on the main floor. Flash photography in the galleries is not permitted.

Library Reading Room Hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:  1:00 – 5:00 pm (Closed during semester breaks and holiday weekends)

CLOSED on March 13 + 20 during Spring Break

Call 614-292-6369 for information

Please note that we are a special collections library so our stacks are not open for browsing. Items from our stacks must be requested. See Visiting the Reading Room. However, our reading room has materials available for browsing.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm 
CLOSED January 18, 2016 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Saturday + Sunday:  Closed

Call 614-292-0538 for information

Museum, Library and Office Closings

New Year’s Day:  January 1, 2015

Martin Luther King Day:  January 19, 2015

Memorial Day:  May 25, 2015

Independence Day (observed):  July 3, 2015

Independence Day:  July 4, 2015

Labor Day:  September 7, 2015

Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Day:  November 26, 2015

Columbus Day (observed):  November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 28, 2015

President’s Day (observed):  December 24, 2015

Christmas Day:  December 25, 2015

Galleries CLOSED for exhibition installation: January 25 – February 12, 2016


Directions to the Ohio State University can be found at the Visitors web site.  Entry to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located on the North side of Sullivant Hall (Campus Map). The reading room is on the West side of the lobby, the office suite (Room 110) is located on the East side, and the galleries are located on the second level.

For area construction announcements that may obstruct traffic on the OSU campus and surrounding community, please visit GO43210 

Parking Services

Public parking for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is available in the Ohio Union South Garage just South of Sullivant Hall and North of the Ohio Union with access from High Street and College Road. .

Additional parking is available during off-peak hours at the Ohio Union North Garage just north of the Ohio Union South Garage. Visitors may utilize this garage from 4 pm – 3 am Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

All parking areas on campus are subject to football game day parking policies on home football Saturdays. Please expect increased traffic and a higher demand for parking in the campus area on those days.

For further information, visit CampusParc. View Parking Map.

Bus Service

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) buses provide direct and easy access to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum from downtown and other city and suburban neighborhoods. The #2 bus runs north and south on High Street and stops at 15th Avenue from each direction. COTA buses 18, 31, and 84 also stop at North High Street at 15th Avenue.

Area Accommodations

The Blackwell Inn on the OSU campus

Fairfield Inn & Suites near the OSU campus

Hyatt Place – Columbus/OSU near the OSU campus

University Plaza Hotel near the OSU campus

Hilton-Garden Inn near the OSU Campus

Hyatt Regency Columbus downtown in the Arena District

Hampton Inn Suites Columbus-Downtown

SpringHill Suites – Columbus OSU

For information about other hotels and lodging around the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Ohio State University campus area see Ohio State’s Visitors web site.

Experience Columbus, the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau’s web site, provides up-to-date information on hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfast inns in the Columbus area as well as restaurants and activities to enjoy during your stay.

*Inclusion on this list in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation by The Ohio State University Libraries. This list is compiled only for informational purposes and is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. 

Tobacco Use

The Ohio State University, in an effort to promote the health and well-being of all of its employees, students ,and visitors, has chosen to maintain a tobacco free environment. The use of all types of tobacco product is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned, leased or managed properties, including parking lots, garages and all outside areas. For more information, please refer to the university’s tobacco-free policy.