In an effort to keep our communities safe and following university coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum galleries, reading room, and offices are closed until further notice. Please visit cartoons.osu.edu for updates.

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:  Closed until further notice

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: Closed 
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

(Closed during holiday weekends; open by appointment during semester breaks
(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: Closed

Saturday + Sunday:  Closed

(Call 614-292-0538 for information)

Museum, Library and Office Closings

Martin Luther King Day:  January 20, 2020

Memorial Day:  May 25, 2020

Independence Day:  July 3, 2020

Labor Day:  September 7, 2020

Veteran’s Day:  November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day Holiday:  Reading Room + offices closed November 26-29, 2020; Galleries closed November 26-30

Christmas Day Holiday:  December 24-27, 2019

New Year’s Eve: December 31, 2020 (Gallery hours will be 1:00-4:00 pm)

New Year’s Day Holiday: January 1, 2021