Skip to main content

University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


Materials for this collection provided by: Robarts Library

PART OF
Canadian Libraries
More right-solid
More right-solid
A B C D E F G H I J K L remove-circle M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 1,861
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mérouville, Charles de Hallot de, 1625-1705; Carey, John, 1756-1826; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius
texts
eye 964
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 695
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
texts
eye 1,590
favorite 2
comment 0
45 52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
texts
eye 8,515
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 3
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
texts
eye 6,013
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 2
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Madvig, J. N. (Johan Nikolai), 1804-1886
texts
eye 1,088
favorite 2
comment 0
26 52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
texts
eye 21,097
favorite 11
comment 0
26 33
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
texts
eye 1,582
favorite 0
comment 0
45 52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mendelssohn, Ludwig, 1852-1896
texts
eye 1,654
favorite 3
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 622
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 362
favorite 1
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moser, Georg Heinrich; Dörner, H
texts
eye 1,031
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moser, Georg Heinrich; Dörner, H
texts
eye 696
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; McHenry, D.C.
texts
eye 583
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
texts
eye 1,044
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Old age, Friendship
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, John E. B. (John Eyton Bickersteth), 1825-1910
texts
eye 2,148
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Halm, Karl, 1809-1882
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 1,033
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 674
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Halm, Karl, 1809-1882; Mayor, John E. B. (John Eyton Bickersteth), 1825-1910
texts
eye 751
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mérouville, Charles de Hallot de, 1625-1705; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius
texts
eye 1,867
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mayor, Joseph B. (Joseph Bickersteth), 1828-1916; Swainson, J.H
texts
eye 8,775
favorite 6
comment 0
Vol. 1
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moor, E. N. P
texts
eye 3,458
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 756
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Sykes, George Frederic Holley
texts
eye 1,439
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moser, Georg Heinrich; Dörner, H
texts
eye 814
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moser, Georg Heinrich; Dörner, H
texts
eye 465
favorite 1
comment 0
45 52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 887
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Fearenside, Charles Scott
texts
eye 1,597
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 703
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Müller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 1,701
favorite 3
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 393
favorite 0
comment 0
26 45
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; McHenry, D.C.
texts
eye 371
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Minckwitz, Richard Alexander von
texts
eye 550
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 931
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 1,689
favorite 3
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Muirhead, John H. (John Henry), 1855-1940
texts
eye 3,270
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mai, Angelo, 1782-1854
texts
eye 2,234
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 748
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,307
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903
texts
eye 872
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol. 1, pts. 1-2. Opera rhetorica, recognovit Gulielmus Friedrich.- Vol. 2, pts. 1-3. Orationes.- Vol. 3, pts. 1-2. Epistulae.- Vol. 4, pts. 2-3. Opera philosophica.- Pt. 3, vol. 1. - M. Ciceronis Epistolarum ad familiares quae dicuntur libros sedecim; eiusdem Ciceronis Epistolarum ad O. fratrem libros tres; Q. Ciceronis De petitione consulatus ad M. fratrem librum; Eiusdem versus quosdam De signis XII; et Epigramma de amore feminarum; recog. D. Albertus Sadolinus Wesenberg.- Pt. 3, vol. 2. -...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Fearenside, Charles Scott
texts
eye 740
favorite 2
comment 0
"Edited for London University B.A. Examination, 1891."
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Mueller, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1830-1903; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Cicero, Marcus Tullius
texts
eye 1,369
favorite 2
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 398
favorite 0
comment 0
26 45
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Pliny, the Younger; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799; Bosanquet, Frederick Charles Tindal
texts
eye 1,647
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moses, S.; Sykes, George Frederic Holley
texts
eye 821
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Moser, Georg Heinrich; Dörner, H
texts
eye 616
favorite 1
comment 0
26
26
Topic: English letters
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 854
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius