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 Archived
Creator
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Oct 2, 2018 Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935
texts
eye 211
favorite 1
comment 0
xiii, 469 p. 19 cm
Topic: Egypt -- History, Ancient
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Mar 4, 2015 Friedberg, Robert
texts
eye 134
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Nov 18, 2014 Hancock, Charles
texts
eye 126
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Oct 30, 2014 Zonaras, Joannes, 12. cent; Du Cange, Charles Du Fresne, sieur, 1610-1688; Dindorf, Ludwig August, 1805-1871
texts
eye 297
favorite 0
comment 0
26 45
Topic: History, Ancient
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 29, 2014 Berlin. Zeughaus
texts
eye 210
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
26
Topics: Pfeiffer, Johannes Friedrich, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 89
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 21, 2014 Bremen. Statistisches Landesamt
texts
eye 193
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Housing, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 21, 2014 Bordollo, Otto
texts
eye 264
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: List, Friedrich, Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 2, 2014 Dall'Armi, Max von
texts
eye 114
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 2, 2014 Flügge, Hans
texts
eye 233
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 2, 2014 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
texts
eye 250
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Oct 2, 2014 National-Galerie (Germany)
texts
eye 509
favorite 1
comment 0
Erster Theil: Beschreibung des Gebäudes; Geschichte der Sammlung; Verzeichniss sämmtlicher Kunstwerke
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Schröder, Bruno, 1878-
texts
eye 232
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Delbrueck, Richard, 1875-
texts
eye 111
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Drexel, Friedrich
texts
eye 169
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Fränkel, Charlotte
texts
eye 173
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Heinemann, Margret
texts
eye 142
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842; Talboys, D. A. (David Alphonso), 1790?-1840, translator
texts
eye 269
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol., 1-5 translated by David Alphonso Talboys. cf., Dict. of nat. biog
Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce, History, Ancient, Political science
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842; Talboys, D. A. (David Alphonso), 1790?-1840, translator
texts
eye 299
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol., 1-5 translated by David Alphonso Talboys. cf., Dict. of nat. biog
Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce, History, Ancient, Political science
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842; Talboys, D. A. (David Alphonso), 1790?-1840, translator
texts
eye 311
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol., 1-5 translated by David Alphonso Talboys. cf., Dict. of nat. biog
Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce, History, Ancient, Political science
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 29, 2014 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842; Talboys, D. A. (David Alphonso), 1790?-1840, translator
texts
eye 301
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol., 1-5 translated by David Alphonso Talboys. cf., Dict. of nat. biog
Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce, History, Ancient, Political science
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 264
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 24, 2014 Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), 1856-1933
texts
eye 136
favorite 0
comment 0
Slater, John;
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 10, 2014 Leonhardt, Wilhelm
texts
eye 265
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1165-1197, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 10, 2014
texts
eye 1,497
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 5, 2014 Schnabel, Paul
texts
eye 217
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Berosus, the Chaldean, Cleitarchus, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 2, 2014 Benkenstein, Otto
texts
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Francke, A.S, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 2, 2014 Leydecker, Christian
texts
eye 98
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 90
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Sep 2, 2014 Schaeben, Leopold Peter
texts
eye 333
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 20, 2014 Brose, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1890-
texts
eye 143
favorite 0
comment 0
Thesis - Tübingen
Topics: Wolzogen und Neuhaus, Justus Philipp Adolf Wilhelm Ludwig, Freiherr von, 1773-1845, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 20, 2014 Elter, Anton, 1858-
texts
eye 144
favorite 0
comment 0
Programm - Bonn
Topics: Pilgrims and pilgrimages, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 169
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Michel, Dan, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Catherine, Saint, of Alexandria, genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Pater, Walter, 1839-1894, Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 11, 2014 Horten, Franz
texts
eye 126
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 11, 2014 Jansen, Karl
texts
eye 90
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Aug 11, 2014 Trapp, Walter
texts
eye 87
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Cynewulf, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 123
favorite 0
comment 0
Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 109
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Thomas, Lord Cromwell (drama), genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 31, 2014 Mühleisen, Fr. Wilhelm
texts
eye 103
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Barbour, John, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 31, 2014 Claassen, Wilhelm
texts
eye 139
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 31, 2014 Rehbach, Wilhelm
texts
eye 427
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 31, 2014 Germann, Friedrich
texts
eye 127
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Shepherd, Luke, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 30, 2014 Messing, Ewald Eberhard Johannes
texts
eye 116
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Gray, David, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 30, 2014 Schüller, Otto
texts
eye 126
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham, genealogy
26
Topics: Bible, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
Jul 9, 2014 Stade, Bernhard, 1848-1906
texts
eye 280
favorite 0
comment 0
Über die Lage der evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands. Die messianische Hoffnung im Psalter. Über die Aufgabe der biblischen Theologie des Alten Testamentes. Die Entstehung des Volkes Israel. Das Volk Javan. Der text des Berichtes über SalomosBauten. 1 Kö. 5-7. Anmerkungen zu 2 Kö. 10-14. Anmerkungen zu 2 Kö. 15-21. Beiträge zur Pentateuchkritik. Das Kainszeichen. Der Thurm zu Babel. Die Eiferopferthora
Topics: Bible, genealogy
"Sonderabdruck der Artikel "Bibeltext" und "Bibelübersetzungen" aus der dritten Auflage der Realencyclopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche"
Topics: Bible, genealogy
52
Topics: Calixtus I, Pope, Tertullian, approximately 160-approximately 230, genealogy
Vol. 2 is second edition
Topics: Old Testament, genealogy
Inaug.-Diss.- Bonn
Topics: Honorius, of Autun, ca. 1080-ca. 1156, Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033-1109, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 26, 2014 Schian, Martin
texts
eye 357
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 26, 2014 Köstlin, Hermann
texts
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Reimarus, Hermann Samuel, Semler, Joh. Salomo (Johann Salomo), 1725-1791, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 126
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Death, Life, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 23, 2014 Zurhellen, Otto, 1877-
texts
eye 207
favorite 0
comment 0
Thesis: Bonn
Topics: John, the Baptist, Saint, Judaism, genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 8, 2014 Ohmann, Fritz
texts
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 8, 2014 Brüggemann, Heinrich
texts
eye 141
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 8, 2014 Friedrichs, Jacob
texts
eye 255
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 8, 2014 Dierfeld, Gustav
texts
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 290
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
26
Topics: Psychology, Experimental and physiological, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 1, 2014 Schmoller, Gustav von, 1838-1917
texts
eye 306
favorite 0
comment 0
Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Cities and towns, Medieval, Municipal government, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 207
favorite 0
comment 0
26 64
Topics: Parties, Political, Church and state, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
May 1, 2014 Goller, Engelbert
texts
eye 625
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topics: Henot, Jakob, genealogy
26
Topic: genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 144
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: genealogy