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
More right-solid
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pas-de-Calais (France). Archives départementales
texts
eye 9,612
favorite 0
comment 0
Vols. 2 and 3 issued by Impr. moderne
Topic: Catholic Church
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Bishops -- France
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 5,778
favorite 3
comment 0
"Bibliographie": p. [389]-398
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- History and criticism,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
texts
eye 5,348
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History 1309-1378, Avignon (France) -- History
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 4,995
favorite 1
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
22
Topics: Catholic Church, Gregorian chants, Music, Greek and Roman, Music
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Du Cange, Charles Du Fresne, sieur, 1610-1688; Rey, Emmanuel Guillaume, baron, 1837-
texts
eye 4,657
favorite 2
comment 0
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Nobility -- France, Latin Orient -- Nobility, Jerusalem -- History Latin Kingdom,...
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 4,437
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topics: Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov, Catholic Church, Catholic Church
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns -- Bibliography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 4,041
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns -- Bibliography
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 3,520
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Apologetics -- Early works to 1800
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
Bibliography: p. [cxxvii]-cxxix
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical, Ille-et-Vilaine (France) -- History Revolution,...
I. Missions d'Orient.--II. Abyssinie, Inde, Indo-Chine.--III. Chine et Japon.--IV. Océanie, Madagascar.--V. Missions d'Afrique.--VI. Missions d'Amérique
Topics: Catholic Church, Missionaries, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pas-de-Calais (France). Archives départementales
texts
eye 3,078
favorite 0
comment 0
Vols. 2 and 3 issued by Impr. moderne
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 2,995
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 2,958
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,818
favorite 1
comment 0
Tome 1. Époques romaine et mérovingienne -- t. 2. La propriété ecclesiastique, et les droits régaliens à l'époque carolingienne -- t. 3. L'inventaire de la propriété. Églises et Trésors des églises du commencement du VIIIe à la fin du XIe siècle -- t. 4. Les livres. "Scriptoria" et bibliothèques du commencement du VIIIe à la fin du XIe siècle
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,818
favorite 0
comment 0
Text in romanized Chippewa
Topics: Catholic Church, Catechetical sermons, Chippewa language
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Lyon, France), Catholic Church
I. Missions d'Orient.--II. Abyssinie, Inde, Indo-Chine.--III. Chine et Japon.--IV. Océanie, Madagascar.--V. Missions d'Afrique.--VI. Missions d'Amérique
Topics: Catholic Church, Missionaries, French
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 2,592
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 2,549
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France)
texts
eye 2,297
favorite 0
comment 0
t. 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon.--t. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen.--t. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours.--t. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens.--t. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves.--t. 6. ptie. 1-2. Pouillés de la province de Reims.--t. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne.--t. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun.--t. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 2v.--t. 10. Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de...
Topics: Catholic Church, Benefices, Ecclesiastical
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Batiffol, Pierre, 1861-1929
texts
eye 2,230
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,230
favorite 0
comment 0
"Bibliographie": v. 3, p. [143]-425
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Pope (1254-1261 : Alexander IV); La Roncière, Charles de, 1870-1941; Loye, Joseph de, b. 1870; Coulon, Auguste, b. 1869; Cenival, Pierre de, 1888-1937
texts
eye 2,174
favorite 2
comment 2
Originally issued in fascicules
favorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
26
Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Bourges (France), Berry (France) -- Description and travel, Berry...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Legates, nuncios, etc. France; Fraikin, J.
texts
eye 2,090
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliography
Topics: Clement VII, Pope, 1478-1534, Catholic Church, France -- Foreign relations Catholic Church
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Quebec (Archdiocese); Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915; Gagnon, C.-O. (Charles-Octave), 1857-1926
texts
eye 2,034
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Pope (1316-1334 : John XXII); Coulon, Auguste Leonel, 1869-; Coulon, Auguste, b. 1869
texts
eye 1,983
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,953
favorite 1
comment 0
Vol. 2 has also special t.p.: Notes historiques sur le Tiers-Ordre à Québec, 1678-1902, par Bienvenu d'Osimo. 1903
Topics: Catholic Church, Monasticism and religious orders, Church buildings
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Clergy -- Canada
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Pope (1254-1261 : Alexander IV); La Roncière, Charles de, 1870-1941; Loye, Joseph de, b. 1870; Coulon, Auguste, b. 1869; Cenival, Pierre de, 1888-1937
texts
eye 1,934
favorite 2
comment 0
Originally issued in fascicules
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Hymns -- Bibliography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,866
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Taxil, Léo, pseud. of Jugand Pages, Gabriel, Vaughan, Diana, Catholic Church, Freemasonry
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rome, Church of. Pope, 1316-1334 (John XXII); Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
texts
eye 1,864
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1 includes Introduction. La collation des bénéfices ecclésiastiques à l'époque des papes d'Avignon (1305-1378); pub. by E. de Boccard
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sicard, Augustin, 1844-1931
texts
eye 1,788
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy -- France, Bishops -- France, Church and state -- France, France -- History...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Pope (1254-1261 : Alexander IV); La Roncière, Charles de, 1870-1941; Loye, Joseph de, b. 1870; Coulon, Auguste, b. 1869; Cenival, Pierre de, 1888-1937
texts
eye 1,788
favorite 2
comment 0
Originally issued in fascicules
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,774
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Apologetics -- Early works to 1800
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rome, Church of. Pope, 1316-1334 (John XXII); Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
texts
eye 1,772
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1 includes Introduction. La collation des bénéfices ecclésiastiques à l'époque des papes d'Avignon (1305-1378); pub. by E. de Boccard
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,757
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Council of Siena (1423-1424), Council of Basel (1431-1449)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,722
favorite 2
comment 0
Publisher varies, v. 4 fasc. 11: E. de Boccard
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,713
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Roman Catholic Church, Bible, France -- Church history
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baunard, Mgr., 1826-1919
texts
eye 1,689
favorite 0
comment 0
26 31
Topics: Lavigerie, Charles Martial Allemand, 1825-1892, Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catholic Church. Pope (1334-1342 : Benedict XII); Benedict XII, Pope, d. 1342; Dument, Georges, 1870-1918
texts
eye 1,677
favorite 0
comment 0
Issued in three parts, 1899-1920, the Introduction, index and t.p. forming the third part
Topics: Catholic Church, Letters, Papal, France -- History Sources
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gochet, Alexis Marie, 1835-1910; G., Alexis M; G., A. M
texts
eye 1,644
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topics: Catholic Church, Missions
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), Christianity and art -- Catholic Church
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, France -- Social life and customs
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rome, Church of. Pope, 1316-1334 (John XXII); Mollat, G. (Guillaume), 1877-
texts
eye 1,577
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 1 includes Introduction. La collation des bénéfices ecclésiastiques à l'époque des papes d'Avignon (1305-1378); pub. by E. de Boccard
Topic: Catholic Church
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Compagnie du Saint-Sacrement (Marseille, France); Allier, Raoul, 1862-1939
texts
eye 1,571
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Catholic Church, Confraternities
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,569
favorite 2
comment 0
Publisher varies, v. 4 fasc. 11: E. de Boccard
Topics: Catholic Church, Bulls, Papal
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baunard, Mgr., 1826-1919
texts
eye 1,553
favorite 0
comment 0
26 31
Topics: Lavigerie, Charles Martial Allemand, 1825-1892, Catholic Church