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. 

*Masks are required for all guests

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM

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. Flash photography in the galleries is not permitted.

Library Reading Room Hours

Limited hours by appointment only

Monday – Friday: 
Open by appointment: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Closed: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Open by appointment: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Please contact us for research and reproduction services by emailing 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

Thanksgiving Holiday: *Galleries closed November 25, 26, 27, 2021; Reading room also closed on November 24.

Christmas Holiday: December 23, 24, 25, 26, 2021 *Galleries closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022; Reading Room closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022

New Year’s Day: December 31, 2021 (observed)

Martin Luther King Day:  January 17, 2022

Easter Sunday: April 17, 2022

Planned Exhibition Installation: May 9–20, 2022

Memorial Day:  May 30, 2022

Juneteenth: June 20, 2022 (observed)

Independence Day: Sunday, July 3 &  July 4, 2022

Labor Day: September 5, 2022

Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2022