Locations and Hours

Thompson Library Gallery
125 Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm
(Hours shorten during break, and Gallery is closed when the university is closed.)

Other exhibits in  Thompson Library such as the Thompson Special Collections Area, Showcases, and Diversity cases are available for viewing whenever the library is open. This is the same for 18th Avenue Library. To check on current hours in any library location visit:

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
110 Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Tuesday - Sunday 1 - 5pm
(Special closures are posted on their website.

The museum entrance faces Mershon Auditorium. Walk into the lobby and take the elevators or stairs to the second floor.


Exhibits at The Ohio State University Libraries are free.

Map of building locations and parking

For Thompson Library, the closest parking is the 12th Avenue Garage or the 9th Avenue East Garage. For visitors with disabilities, there are parking spaces on the north side of Thompson Library. See the Campus Map for directions:

For Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the closest parking is in the Ohio Union South Garage.

Directions and Availability:

Accessibility for Physical Exhibits 

All library buildings are accessible by ramps. The Thompson Library Gallery is on the first floor. The galleries at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum are accessible by elevator.

We strive to follow ADA guidelines for the comfortable viewing and enjoyment of exhibits by all patrons.

For patrons with low vision, we are happy to provide a text file of label information on request, to play on any personal device with a text reader.  Please email the Exhibitions Coordinator.