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Our Catalogue

The Nellie collection is one of the largest of its kind in North America. Access our large and growing catalogue of periodicals, books, magazines and newsletters through Omni, the York University Libraries platform. Indexes for other materials are available on the website. We have almost 100 periodicals and over 21,500 books to support your learning and research. Our core holdings include resources for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty researchers working in and around gender and women’s studies, and our newer collections include resources in sexuality studies and Indigenous studies. We attempt to purchase all relevant works in these fields published in Canada and a representative sampling of those published in the U.K. and U.S. as well as some from the rest of the world. Most of our materials are in English. In addition, we also have bilingual, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, and German content.

Book Collection

Our collection, now re-catalogued and augmented with many donations and purchases over the years, currently stands at over 21,500 books.


Find newspapers, magazines, newsletters and other periodically published material. Access rare and limited run material.

Broadside Boxes

Our collection of large format materials and memorabilia. Find newspaper items, photographs, feminist comic books, event notices, advertisements, conference proceedings, day calendars, posters, buttons, submissions to government, and more.