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The Nellie Langford Rowell Library was organized as, and continues to be, a welcoming space and a resource for women-identifying and LGBTQ2S+ persons at York University and in the larger community.

Our namesake Nellie Langford Rowell (1874-1968) was an active volunteer on behalf of women and women’s causes. She was mother to the library’s main benefactor, Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman (1904-1994), and grandmother to our current benefactor, Nancy Ruth.

Mandate

We provide a space for feminist and feminist-adjacent research and learning. Find out more about our values, vision and mission here.

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Library Regulations

We respectfully request that all users of our library follow our regulations. Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations here.

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History

Discover our history and how the library has changed over the years. Learn about our primary benefactor and her activist mother who is our namesake.

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