The time has nearly come! After years of dreaming and scheming, the Cartoon Library’s new home in Sullivant Hall is just a few short months away from being ready for our expansion. We’ll be closing our doors to the public in the coming weeks, and readying our collection for the big move through the summer.

During the preparations, the Cartoon Library & Museum will need to temporarily stop services for our patrons. Here is a list of important dates to be aware of if you plan a visit to the library or use our reproduction services:

Currently: No longer accepting requests for group tours through the Summer

May 31: Last day we will accept digital image requests and photocopy requests

May 31–July 12:  Reading room will be open to researchers by limited appointment only (please contact the library: and to view the exhibition, Alternate Views: Perspectives on the American Civil War

July 15–September 6: Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is CLOSED to all visitors and patrons

We can’t wait to see you again in the Fall! If you have any questions about the dates above, please contact us at

…and don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art, November 14th-17th 2013!
Details coming soon.