Museum Gallery Hours

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

Reservations are required, please visit cartoons.osu.edu/gallery-visit-reservation to book your visit.

Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday-Sunday: Closed April 19 – June 18 for prescheduled maintenance  [Galleries reopen June 19, 2021 from 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 on the main floor. 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.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday + Sunday:  Closed
(Call 614-292-0538 for information)

Museum, Library and Office Closings

Martin Luther King Day:  January 18, 2021

Memorial Day:  May 31, 2021

Independence Day: July 5, 2021

Labor Day:  September 6, 2021

Veteran’s Day:  November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 25-26, 2021

Christmas Holiday: December 23-24, 2021

New Year’s Day Holiday: December 31, 2021