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Holiday Hours and Winter Break

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Museum Galleries, Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room and Offices will be closed on the following:

  • December 24-26, 2023
  • December 31, 2023
  • January 1, 2024

The Museum Galleries are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5 pm.

The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will be open by appointment during Winter Break,  December 15, 2023-January 5, 2024.

Limited Parking-Saturday, September 9, 2023

Due to the first OSU home football game, on Saturday, September 9th, many parking garages are full or closed.


Visitor parking may be available in the following locations:
SafeAuto Garage:
1585 Westpark Street Columbus OH 43210

Carmack Lot:
999-1049 Carmack Rd. Columbus, OH 43210

Additional street parking may be located on the east side of High Street, including Summit St. and N. 4th St.


Research during COVID-19

Explore the collections online for your research or enjoyment:

*Search over 300,000 records of original art in the Art Database

*Explore over 20,000 high-quality images in the Digital Collections

*Browse artist and cartoonist organization Collection Inventories and find descriptions of items from correspondence to photographs to ephemera

*Find rare and unique published materials in the Library Catalog

*Learn about the extensive holdings in the Manga Collection

*Check out Digital Exhibits for a selection of past exhibits and online exhibits

*Peruse the LibGuide on Cartoons and Comics Research to find materials on your topic

*Read blog posts on a variety of subjects

If you do not find digital versions of the materials you need, email us at and we will be able to help you find materials.

Drawing Gender: Women and French-Language Comics Symposium

Join us Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 for the Drawing Gender: Women and French-language Comics Symposium that celebrates the richness of women’s comics production and the representations of gender in French-language comics from around the world. Montreal-based artist Julie Delporte, along with scholars from the France, Belgium, the US, and the UK will present their work on gender throughout the history of comic strip.

Please see the full symposium schedule here.

This program is co-presented by The Ohio State University Department of French and Italian Department and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Funding for this symposium was provided by a grant from Ohio State University Energy Partners (OSEP).

New exhibitions open November 2, 2019

The museum galleries are now open for our new exhibitions “Drawn to Presidents: Portraits and Satiric Drawings by Drew Friedman” and “Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art “. Also on view is “Treasures from the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum”. The galleries are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Before your visit, see Hours for all closings.