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 Guarnerio, Pier Enea, 1854-1919
texts
eye 7,978
favorite 1
comment 0
26 27
Topics: Romance languages, Romance languages, Romance languages
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 7,718
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Bibliography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bassi, I; Cabrini, Pietro
texts
eye 5,415
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 2. is Ed. 2, rev. [1916]
Topic: Latin literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cappelletti, Licurgo, 1842-1921
texts
eye 4,819
favorite 1
comment 0
Bibliography: p. [443]-451
Topics: Leopoldo II, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1797-1870, Tuscany (Italy) -- History, Tuscany (Italy) --...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Bassi, I; Cabrini, Pietro
texts
eye 4,725
favorite 2
comment 0
Vol. 2. is Ed. 2, rev. [1916]
Topic: Latin literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Brenna, Paulo G, 1881-
texts
eye 4,252
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Italy -- Emigration and immigration
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 4,010
favorite 0
comment 0
45 52
Topic: Bibliography
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Seta, Alessandro della, 1879-; Villa Giulia
texts
eye 3,153
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Art
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Zaccagnini, Guido, 1868-
texts
eye 2,659
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Cino da Pistoia, 1270-1337
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; Corra, Bruno
texts
eye 2,383
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Romagnoli, Ettore, 1871-1938
texts
eye 2,329
favorite 2
comment 0
26
Topic: Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
texts
eye 2,183
favorite 0
comment 0
Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374; Scherillo, Michele, 1860-1930; Rigutini, Giuseppe, 1829-1903
texts
eye 2,067
favorite 3
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Costa, Emilio, 1866-1926
texts
eye 2,057
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Roman law, Civil law
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Spoerri, Theophil, 1890-
texts
eye 2,007
favorite 0
comment 0
52
26
52
Topic: Epigrams
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837; Gentile, Giovanni, 1875-1944
texts
eye 1,681
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
texts
eye 1,602
favorite 0
comment 0
26 45
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
texts
eye 1,569
favorite 1
comment 0
1. Ludovici Ariosto.- 2. Olindo Guerrini.- 3. Carolina Invernizio.- 4. Giovanni Bertacchi.- 5. Corrado Govoni.- 6. Giovanni Boine.- 7. Guiseppe Ungaretti.- 8. Cammillo Cavour.- 9. Alfredo Oriani.- 10. Vilfredo Pareto.- 11. Mario.- Missiroli.- 12. Nicola II.- 13. Alo-Eddin.- 14. Guglielmo Tell.- 15. Don Chisciotte.- 16. Don Ferrante.- 17. Ciang-tse.- 18. Pedro Calderon.- 19. Gottfried Herder.- 20. Edgar Poe.- 21. Maurice Maeterlinck.- 22. Pall Fort.- 23. Lo Scrittore.- 24. Giovanni Papini
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ponte, Lorenzo da, 1749-1838; Nicolini, Fausto, 1879-1965; Gambarin, Giovanni
texts
eye 1,556
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ferrigni, Pietro Francesco Leopoldo Coccoluto, 1836-1895
texts
eye 1,481
favorite 0
comment 0
At head of title: Yorick figlio di Yorick (Avv. P.C. Ferrigni)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,447
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
texts
eye 1,355
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
texts
eye 1,350
favorite 0
comment 0
26 45
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 1,278
favorite 0
comment 0
A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sorbelli, Albano, 1875-1944
texts
eye 1,250
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topics: Carducci, Giosuè, 1835-1907, Oberdan, Guglielmo, 1858-1882, Revolutionaries
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
texts
eye 1,201
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Frati, Lodovico, b. 1855
texts
eye 1,150
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Italian poetry -- 16th century
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Solari, Arturo, 1874-
texts
eye 1,096
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topics: Etruria, Etruria
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956; his La vita di nessuno
texts
eye 1,044
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Guerri, Domenico, 1880-1934
texts
eye 1,037
favorite 0
comment 0
For appendix see Guerri, Domenico. Il commento del Boccaccio a Dante, 1926
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 1,032
favorite 1
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Russo, Ferdinando, 1868-1927
texts
eye 1,023
favorite 0
comment 0
52
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
texts
eye 1,011
favorite 1
comment 0
26
Topic: Europe -- History
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ponte, Lorenzo da, 1749-1838; Nicolini, Fausto, 1879-1965; Gambarin, Giovanni
texts
eye 988
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Passerini, Luigi, 1816-1877; Martini, Ferdinando, 1841-1928
texts
eye 985
favorite 1
comment 0
Volume numbering "I" appears on title page; Passerini's Diario was the only volume ever published
Topic: Passerini, Luigi, 1816-1877
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 980
favorite 0
comment 0
A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
texts
eye 941
favorite 1
comment 0
52
52
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
texts
eye 872
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 853
favorite 0
comment 0
A revival of the periodical Antologia, pub. in Florence, 1821-32
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 852
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 850
favorite 0
comment 0
Alla guardia del Piave; A una fadunata di ufficiali d'ogni arma; Agli Italiani della Republiche latine; Agli Italiani degli Stati Uniti; Alle revlute del '99; Il vincitore non puó vincere; L'ombra delle ali e l'ombra della croce; Pasqua di promissione; Alle reclute del 1900; La corona del fante
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Antonio, Carlo de
texts
eye 828
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baccelli, Alfredo, 1863-
texts
eye 816
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fogazzaro, Antonio, 1842-1911
texts
eye 775
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Negri, Ada, 1870-1945
texts
eye 765
favorite 0
comment 0
Alessandrina Ravizza -- Luigi Majno -- Roberto Sarfatti e i divini fanciulli
Topics: Majno, Luigi, 1852-1915, Ravizza, Alessandrina, 1846-1915, Sarfatti, Roberto, 1900-1918,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 719
favorite 0
comment 0
Appendice bibliografica
Topic: Pulci, Luigi, 1432-1484
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909
texts
eye 702
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pascoli, Giovanni, 1855-1912
texts
eye 699
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Barbiera, Raffaello, 1851-1934
texts
eye 680
favorite 1
comment 0
2. migliai
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Civinini, Guelfo, 1873-1954
texts
eye 647
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Risolo, Michele
texts
eye 585
favorite 0
comment 0
52
Topic: Italian literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Seta, Alessandro della, 1879-; Villa Giulia
texts
eye 579
favorite 0
comment 0
45 52
Topic: Art
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Ojetti, Ugo, 1871-1946
texts
eye 568
favorite 2
comment 0
Gli orologi di Leone; Il diavolo; Il primo amore di Memmè Kohn; Lauretta; Suo marito; C'eri?; Un fiore sulla tomba; Due amici; Il morto e il rossetto; Per non volare; Verso il silenzio; Quel che donna vuole; La linea del cuore; La vendetta; Un uomo leale
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Benelli, Sem, 1877-1949
texts
eye 561
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Percoto, Caterina, 1812-1887; Levi, Eugenia
texts
eye 557
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Friuli (Italy) -- Fiction
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Scarano, Nicola
texts
eye 557
favorite 0
comment 0
26
Topic: Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Marchi, Emilio de, 1851-1901
texts
eye 536
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baldini, Antonio, 1889-1962
texts
eye 535
favorite 1
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Tassoni, Alessandro, 1565-1635
texts
eye 530
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 527
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 516
favorite 0
comment 0
52
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Albertazzi, Adolfo, 1865-1924
texts
eye 478
favorite 2
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
texts
eye 475
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Oriani, Alfredo, 1852-1909
texts
eye 407
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Crispi, Francesco, 1818-1901; Bustico, Guido, 1876-
texts
eye 377
favorite 0
comment 0
26
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 372
favorite 0
comment 0
52
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Catalano, M. C. (Michele Carlo), 1884-1955
texts
eye 336
favorite 0
comment 0
Raggio d'oro - L'eterno gioco. - Amore in busta chiusa. - Capitombolo ascendente. - Il cieco e lo zoppo. - Le cose che non si sanno. - L'Amore e la sua ombra
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Gentile, Giovanni, 1875-1944
texts
eye 285
favorite 0
comment 0
26
52