Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
The Ohio State University
110 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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 optional.
***The Museum Galleries will be CLOSED May 9–20, 2022 for an exhibition installation.***
*Please note new hours for summer 2022. The Museum Galleries will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.*
Wednesday–Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM
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
Limited hours by appointment only. *Masks are optional.
Appointments are required for The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room to ensure materials can be prepared in advance. Appointment date and time must be confirmed please do not visit unless you have received your confirmation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment during the following times:
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
Saturday + Sunday: Closed
(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 Library Reading Room for additional information and online forms to request items before your visit.
Monday-Friday: Open by appointment. Call 614-292-0538 to schedule.
Entry to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located on the North side of Sullivant Hall (Campus Map). The reading room (Room 100) is on the West (right) side of the lobby, the office suite (Room 110) is located on the East (left) side, and the galleries and Will Eisner Seminar Room are located on the second level.
Ohio State has begun work on the 15th+HIGH construction project and the new Arts District. For area construction announcements that may obstruct traffic on the OSU campus and surrounding community, please visit GO43210
Visitor parking is available anytime in Ohio Union South Parking Garage (1759 N. High St) South of Sullivant Hall and north of the Ohio Union with entrance from High St.
Visitor parking after 4pm weekdays and all day on weekends at:
Ohio Union North Garage (1780 N. High St.) South of Sullivant Hall and north of the Ohio Union South Garage with entrance from High St.
Arps Garage (1990 College Rd.) to the north of the Wexner Center with entrances off High St. and College Rd.
Accessible parking spaces are designated garages. Visitor ADA Accessible Parking
All parking areas on campus are subject to football game day parking policies on home football Saturdays. Please expect increased traffic and a higher demand for parking in the campus area on those days.
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) buses provide direct and easy access to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum from downtown and other city and suburban neighborhoods. The #2 bus runs north and south on High Street and stops at 15th Avenue from each direction. COTA buses 18, 31, and 84 also stop at North High Street at 15th Avenue.
The University Hospitality District (UHD) provides visitors information on all of Columbus’ best hotels, appropriate for any business or personal travel. All located in or around the University District, you are conveniently located next door to some of Ohio’s greatest shopping, dining, and attractions.
Experience Columbus, the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau’s web site, provides up-to-date information on hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfast inns in the Columbus area as well as restaurants and activities to enjoy during your stay.
*Inclusion on this list in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation by The Ohio State University Libraries. This list is compiled only for informational purposes and is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive.
The Ohio State University, in an effort to promote the health and well-being of all of its employees, students ,and visitors, has chosen to maintain a tobacco free environment. The use of all types of tobacco product is prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned, leased or managed properties, including parking lots, garages and all outside areas. For more information, please refer to the university’s tobacco-free policy.