Nellie Langford Rowell Women's Studies Library



Where we are

The Nellie Langford Rowell Library is located at 204 Founders College, York University (4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario M4J 1P3). You can call the library at (416) 736-5735.

York University is on the west side of Keele Street, between Finch and Steeles.
Here is a map of York, from the York University Maps (27K)

Founders College, the oldest of York's colleges, is towards the northeast of the campus in college complex I, next to Vanier College.

How to get here

By public transport:

We are easily reached by public transport: The York University Subway Station is on campus, and the trip from downtown Toronto takes about an hour. The Keele bus 41 comes onto campus; other buses connect to either Finch Subway Station or Pioneer Village Subway Station. Regional buses such as Zoom and YRT also stop on campus. Please check the appropriate transportation website for details. From York University Subway, take the west exit, cross the street to York Lanes, cross through the mall, and across to Founders College. You can enter via the accessible entrance at 99 Ottawa Road, or through the side entrance. To view the York University interactive map:

If you have any difficulties finding the Library, please call our reception line: 416.736.5735.

By car:

The campus can be reached by car from highway 401 (via the Allen Road and Steeles) and highway 400 (via Steeles). There are entrances to the university from Keele, Jane, Steeles, and Finch.

Perhaps the easiest approach by car is from Steeles, down Founders Road (the first entrance west of Keele). Park in the parking lot there and walk south, past the tennis courts, to Founders.


The front entrance of Founders (at the west) has a small ramp and is wheelchair-accessible. There is an elevator close by inside.

A wheelchair-accessible washroom is available on the ground floor of Founders College.

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