Museum Gallery Hours

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum exhibition galleries are open to the public and admission is FREE. Walk-in visitors are welcome. For groups larger than 10 people, please call 614-292-0538 or email cartoons.osu.edu at least one week in advance to plan your visit.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Sunday: 1-5pm

Please note that you will be asked to place coats, backpacks, large purses and bags, and umbrellas in designated areas at the entrance to the galleries or in lockers provided in the gallery or on the main floor. Non-flash photography in the galleries is permitted.

Library Reading Room Hours

Monday – Friday*:
Open: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
Closed: Saturday-Sunday

*The reading room is open by appointment during semester breaks.
*Additional closures and limited hours can be found HERE.

Please contact us for research and reproduction services by emailing us at cartoons@osu.edu or calling 614-292-0538.

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 Library Reading Room for additional information and online forms to request items before your visit.

BICLM Office

Monday-Friday: Open by appointment. Call 614-292-0538 to schedule.

Museum, Library and Office Closings

Martin Luther King Day:  January 15, 2024

Planned Exhibition Installation, Museum Galleries CLOSED: May 6–21, 2024

Memorial Day:  May 27, 2024

Juneteenth: June 19, 2024

Independence Day:   July 4, 2024

Labor Day: September 2, 2024

Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2024

Planned Exhibition Installation, Museum Galleries CLOSED: November 4—November 19, 2024

Thanksgiving: November 28, 29, & 30, 2024

Christmas Holiday: December 24, 25, 26, 2024

New Year’s Holiday: December 31, 2024 and January 1, 2025